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A 40-year-old member asked:

Can i wear regular walking shoes for recovery after big toe fracture?

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Dr. Dennis Frisch
Podiatry 40 years experience
Thick soles are best: The stiffer the sole of the shoe, the less the toe bends. The less it bends, the faster it heals.
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Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 24 years experience
You should be able..: You should be able to wear a stiff soled shoe without difficulty. A break in the bones of the toes typically can be treated with splinting as long as it is not near a joint line (intra-articular). If it is, it may need a different type of immobilization such as an apropulsive shoe like a post-operative shoe or shoe such as mbt.
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Last updated Jun 14, 2019

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