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what is involved in rehab for a broken toe?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Maybe not much!: Depending on the toe, pehaps not much for rehab. If it is a 5th toe you would ususally not do much. If it is a great toe or a middle toe, maybe! this would depend on what the therapy was for. Is it postoperative after wires or plates or screws? Usually a broken toe is splinted and when healed, you are done. There may be instances where restoration of motion would be more important & need pt.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Depends which toe: And how bad of a break. For the most part if non-displaced wrapping the digit or "buddy splinting it and wearing a surgical shoe is a common treatment.

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