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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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