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Are there any good natural remedies for a fractured toe?

Are there any good natural remedies for a fractured toe?

Rest and protection: The large majority of toe fractures heal well without any aggressive treatment. Simply buddy taping the affected toe next to the adjacent one works well for most toe fractures. Wearing supportive and comfortable footwear is important as well. Maintaining good calcium and vitamin d in the diet is important for bone density and can reduce the possibility of osteopenic-related fractures. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


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What is the best treatment for a fractured toe?

What is the best treatment for a fractured toe?

It depends: Toe strapping and rigid surgical shoe. On occasion if displaced, it may require surgical reduction. ...Read more

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Possible fractured toe. Is there treatment for it?

Possible fractured toe. Is there treatment for it?

Likely: Depending on the location and whether a joint is affected can alter treatment plans. In a non-displaced, non-articular (not involving a joint) we often buddy splint the affected toe to it's neighbor for 4 weeks. If the joint is involved there are times when surgery is considered to either remove the fracture fragment or primarily repair the fracture with fixation. ...Read more

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What could I do to heal a fractured/broken toe?

Splint: The most common treatment for a fractured toe is splint to prevent movement - usually we 'buddy tape' the toe to the one next to it as a splint. This works since the joints do not line up from toe to toe and so the injured one won't bend. This assumes the toe is relatively well aligned - swelling should be treated with cold packs/ice packs. ...Read more

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What is done during an urgent care visit to treat a fractured toe?

What is done during  an urgent care visit to treat a fractured toe?

Xray, immobilization: Toe strapping and rigid surgical shoe. Possible injection and closed reduction if displaced. On occasion if displaced, it may require surgical reduction but not at the urgent care center. ...Read more

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How long does a fractured toe take to heal?

6 wks: Just as any other fracture, the main phases of bone healing occur in 6 wks. People tend to take toe fractures for granted, but they heal just like any other bone. Bones even continue to heal and remodel up to a year. ...Read more

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How long does it take a fractured toe 2 heal?

How long does it take a fractured toe 2 heal?

Varies: In most cases it takes 6 weeks for a bone to heal. If there is any type of illness or if there is continued toe motion it may take longer. ...Read more

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How long does a fractured toe take to recover?

4 weeks: The small bones of the toe are called phalanges. A phalanx fracture will generally heal in about 4 to 6 weeks depending on your age. Children heal fractures faster than adults. You can use a stiff soled shoe while the fracture is healing. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Natural Remedies (Definition)

Natural remedies are plant based supplements to help with different symptoms people have. They are found ...Read more


Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more