Doctor insights on:
-broke toe 8 weeks ago
-still same pain
-docs recommend pin
-what does it cost?
-is it worth it?
-slightly crooked, "red", and swollen
Pinned toe: Sometimes to repair a fracture, we need to use pins or wires in the toes. These pins help stabilize the fracture in order to help you heal. They are surgically inserted and left for 4-6 weeks. Then they are removed to allow Range of motion of the digit. ...Read more
Hi,,i broke my pinky toe and did have xrays,they say its just the toe and taped it,but my ankle is hurting alot is this normal with a broke toe?
Yes and no.: Could it be that the traumatic event may have also traumatized your ankle. That could be determined through a evaluation of the method of injury. It may be necessary to have you ankle checked if the problem persists. ...Read more
Kicked wall &might of shattered/broke toe joint never had it checked yrs later swelling &pain can't wear shoes at x's pain radiates 2 knee need Check?
GET RICED.: Well if you think you did, then more than likely you did. Either way , you need to start treating it immediately. Get RICED. You need to REST it. You need to put ICE on it. You need to apply mild COMPRESSION to help steady it. You need to ELEVATE it . Lastly, if necessary, you need to see a DOCTOR. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I broke my toes over a month ago, they healed like don't hurt anymore, but they are still black. Will it ever go back to normal??
Should resolve : eccychmosis should resolve in 5 to 6 weeks. ...Read more
Splint: In most cases of a non displaced fracture of a toe, tape splinting it to the next toe and using a hard-soled shoe or a doctor- dispensed trauma shoefor several weeks is all that is necessary; except for ice and elevation to reduce swelling. If an x ray reveals a displaced fracture, then surgical reduction could be considered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get an xray: And you can see if it is broken.... ...Read more
Toe injury: X rays of the toe would reveal a fracture or not. A sprain is an injury to the ligaments connecting bone to bone, including a stretching or tearing of these ligaments. X rays in this case may be normal aside from possible soft tissue swelling noted. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I think i may have broke my toe. Absent an x-ray, how can I be sure that it's broken and not just badly "stubbed"?
Broke 2nd toe 2 places: distal + middle phalange. Podiatrist said no cardio X 5 wks. No cardio not an option--which cardio is safest?
Low impact exercise: Given your injury, exercises with zero impact on your toe should be considered including swimming, aqua jogging, hand cycling etc, however you should discuss any exercise program with your physician for approval and the need for protective equipment around your foot/toes. ...Read more
I broke my toe about two days ago and it doesn't hurt anymore but it is VERY itchy. Why does it itch so much?
I broke my toe a year ago and it is still swollen and does not have the full rom. Can I do anything about it now?
I broke my toe last August but have started to have a burning sensation in it, what is this and what should I do?
Compression: neutitis from trauma. See a podiatrist for further evaluation. ...Read more
I think i broke my toe (big) its red and tingling should I get it checked or is there nothing they can do for it i can't bend it?
I broke my toe 5 mo ago & didn’t get treated bc i was traveling, had to walk 13 hrs a day for a month on it. Still hurts now, should i get it looked @?
Broken Toe: Broken toe five months ago that still hurts? "…should I have it looked at?" Yes, have it looked at. ...Read more
See a podiatrist: Need x-rays to make sure only the toe is broken and nothing else if the pain is so severe that you can not walk on the foot. If only a simple fracture you need a special shoe with hard bottom, to prevent pressure on the toe. It will heal in about 4 weeks and no cast is needed. However, if is a complicated fracture, you may need surgery to correct the deformities. See a podiatrist please. ...Read more
Yes: Any injury that involves a deep cut has the potential for long term scarring or damage to tendons, blood vessels or nerves. This is particularly true at the level of the toes where those structures are very close to the skin. Your doctor should have checked the feeling and circulation of the toes on initial presentation. If they were intact then, long term injury is less likely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't let it stop u: Have the foot examined by a podiatrist to find out what you actually did. If the toe is fractured, it needs to be treated whether you start your job or not. Once that is determined, talk to your doctor about how the treatment regimen will impact your job. ...Read more
Son broke his toe. They want him to see an ortho. Why? Will they cast it? Thought you just buddy tape it.
It depends: A pediatric orthopedist is a specialist that deals with children's fracture. If the toe is displaced or involves a growth plate (especially with the big toe)buddy taping the toe may not suffice. The referral sounds like a good idea, as it might involve a cast or other measures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I broke my toe nail the middle one and it's almost coming off and the tear is on the nail bed and i don't know what I should do ?
See a podiatrist: Buy some over the counter anti fungal drops, not cream, at th drug store and begin using this as directed on the nail bed. The nail needs to be cleanly removed, so your family doc or a podiatrist can do,this in sterile fashion, and inspect to insure you don't have other problems you missed in your exam. ...Read more
I think I've broke my toe. It is purple and swollen. I had a ball hit it in hockey straight on and immediately couldn't walk. I can bend my toe?
Broke my toe a few weeks ago. Doc told me it wasn't a case where you use buddy tape, instead he gave me the rigid, flat shoe. Why?
No: Unless the injury is very severe the more common cause would be subungual hematoma. That is blood under the nail plate and is very painful. Go to an urgent care center or emergency room. The doctor can use electro cautery to make holes in the nail plate and express the blood out giving immediate relief. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer