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About How Long Does It Take For A Broken Big Toe To Heal
Varies: Depending on the type and severity of the fracture and how it was treated it may take 6-8 weeks. ...Read more
Usually 6 weeks: Toe bones typically take about 6 weeks to heal well enough to return to normal everyday activities and shoes. ...Read more
Bone takes: 6-8 weeks to heal on average. Can be a little shorter or a little longer. Smoking and low vitamin d levels will possibly slow healing. ...Read more
Broken big toe in joint. Got xray 12 weeks ago. Still have deep bruising. No swelling. How much longer will it take to heal?
Should be well healed at this time.
May want to have it checked. ...Read more
6 weeks: For bone to heal if properly immobilized. Soft tissue swelling will most likely take a lot longer to completely resolve. ...Read more
Stubbed/fractured?: If it is stubbed, then it'll probably be a contusion that will take a few days to subside. If there is bruising under the nail, there's a chance that you'll still see some residual bruising at that nail for up to a year, but the toe would be ok. However, if you fractured the toe, then it's a minimum of 6-8 weeks if you started treating the toe after it was injured. ...Read more
Use crutches: Is an option, heel walk another option. ...Read more
X-ray: You need to see a podiatrist for exam, x-ray and treatment. ...Read more
Depends: That depends on if your toe is healed, correctly aligned and the age of your injury. As a general rule, activity of life is enough to work on range of motion after a big toe fracture. But if you are struggling with motion or prolonged pain than a visit to your physical therapist would be beneficial. ...Read more
See below: Depending on the severity of the fracture she may not be able to accomodate for the pain in her big toe. ...Read more
Not uncommon: For "bruising" to spread in few few days due to swelling and breaking of small blood vessels. However, if pain is spreading or worsening, consult with your doctor. ...Read more
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What is the best type of doctor to see for a broken big toe? I want to be able to exercise fully in 3 months, is that realistic?
A podiatrist: The podiatrist is trained in all areas of the body, but specializes in only foot problems. Why not see someone who only treats broken toes, etc.. ...Read more
I am so upset and worried about a broken big toe (last bone). Do athletes recover fully with slight displacement, slightly affected junction?
If you are: That afraid, use the crutches. It may be overkill if your doc allowed the camwalker, but this way you don't have to worry. I will warn you the crutch walking will be tedious. ...Read more
I stubbed my foot and now have a broken big toe toenail beneath where its attached 2 the skin. It is painful- how should I treat it?
See podiatrist: Podiatrists are adept at treating bigtoe nail injuries. ...Read more
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