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Broke Big Toe
Broke big toe on 8/12. Detached toenail. Skin is falling off in sheets from ALL toes on the foot. No cast. Walking boot,now surgical shoe. Why?
Quit Sloughing off.: Skin sloughing, particularly after a period of immobilization and departure from one's daily bathing routine, is almost a given when the immobilization and swelling end. Layers of dead skin cells that are normally sloughed during one's daily routine have piled up and are revealed as these skin "sheets". One can only imagine how much skin is shedded daily by your body daily. ...Read more
Broke big toe in 4 places (one is displaced) had surgery to remove infection from bone. 5 weeks since this and still incredibly painful to walk!?
A "tough Break": No PUN intended ..this is a "tough fracture" The bone should heal in 5-8 weeks after infection controlled you will need Physical Therapy!! You use the great toe to "shove off" when you walk/run! A sports medicine/podiatrist plus Physical Therapy are the "answer" Good Luck Hope this helps DrZ ...Read more
Bruising & swelling: Usually with a break, there is bleeding from the bone which leads to swelling and bruising to the toe and surrounding area. This is not always the case, but when i see this, i always take an x-ray to see. There is some degree of pain when the toe is moved at the site of the injury. ...Read more
If I am now an athlete who broke my big toe and the two adjacent, what's recovery time and concerns?
Typically 6-8 weeks: Fractures usually take 6-8 weeks to heal. Your recovery may be dependent on when it was treated, if you had surgery and your compliance with your doctor's instructions :-) talk to your trainer and/or doctor. ...Read more
What can u do if u feel you broke your big toe? I dropped 5 lb frozen roast on my toe-is there anythg I can do & can I take Allege for pain?
Years ago I broke my big toe; it hurts again (because of bad shoes? Which I threw out) coworker says it's gout? When should I see a dr.? Gout? Y or n?
Gout or not: Abroken toe usually heals in about six weeks and does not give pain after it has healed.You may have gout, you need to see your doctor who will examine you and do a blood test and start you on the treatment.Gout causes pain in small joints in feet and hands , it needs to be treated with ani inflammatory pain pills and follow up.Gout can keep recurring and if uric acid is high , you need treatment ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
One year ago, I broke my big toe where it connects to my foot. Still hurts. How long should it take till it feels better. Could there be complications?
I think i broke my big toe 8 weeks ago and now it bent forward and very swollen and painful what can I do I did no t go to hospital because i didn't th
I broke my big toe in April and been told break has healed but it's still swollen and really.sore wen put weight on it. Why is this ?
Re-xray?: Was an x-ray done to confirm the healing? If not, that is where I would start first. If the x-ray showed healing then consider talking to your orthopedic doctor or podiatrist. ...Read more
I broke my big toe and detached the toenail. Now, the skin is falling off all of my toes in sheets. Cuticles have lots of build up. Why?
HOW LONG AGO?: Was it X-rayed Antibiotics What/how long- need to prevent bone infection-Osteomelitis- may need scan to verify +/- it. If clear, nail MAY regrow normally but should be removed. Appears skin is dehisced (sloughed). Shouls regrow in 28 days IF no infection ...Read more
Broke my big toe about 2 full wks ago. Toe still gets tingly and swollen, foot swells too. Toe sticks up. How long does this last?
4-6 wks: It takes 4-6 weeks for bone to heal, however your toe should not be sticking up. You should see a foot and ankle specialist and have it x-rayed ...Read more