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A 43-year-old member asked:

would i need to get a cast if i broke the toe that is directly next to my big toe?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 31 years experience
Not usually: Normally taping or splinting toe to adjacent toe and a "surgical shoe" is all that is needed.
Dr. Gianni Persich
Podiatry 31 years experience
Not neccessariily: Most of the time, for non displaced bone fractures, buddy splinting the toe to the adjacent toes will be sufficient. You may need to wear an open toed shoe for comfort.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

Can you put a cast on a single toe?

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Mihalich
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 21 years experience
No: You can tape them.
A 29-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to cast a broken big toe?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Yes: Toes are usually splinted rather than having a cast applied.
Weirton, WV
A 41-year-old female asked:

If you break your big toe, are you suppose to wear a cast?

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Broken Toes: Nope. Usually there is nothing done for broken toes. Some doctors tape the to another toe for added support. This all changes if there is a break in the skin and the toe bones are displaced or crushed.

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