A 21-year-old member asked:
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how can you heal a fractured toe?

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Dr. Adam Teichman
19 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Tapping: When treating a fracture toe it is important to see a specialist such as a podiatrist to treat this problem. A fracture toe can be simply treated by tapping the toe to the one next to it. If you do have a fractured toe i would still recommend seeking medical advice by a podiatrist because if not treated correctly it can lead to problems down the road such as arthritis and deformed toes.
Answered on Jul 16, 2019
Dr. Robert Mihalich
21 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Taping: The correct spelling is taping.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Adam Teichman
19 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Buddy splinting the toe, meaning taping the toe its neighbor for stability and support. Go to www.eastpennfoot.com for more information.
Apr 20, 2012
Dr. Daniel Farber
24 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Taping and protect: Buddy taping is often sufficient. Sometimes a stiff soled shoe or at least one with a stiff toe can be helpful. If there is obvious deformity then see an orthopaedist.
Answered on Aug 18, 2013
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