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-broke toe 8 weeks ago -still same pain -docs recommend pin -what does it cost? -is it worth it? -slightly crooked, "red", and swollen -thanks!
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 more
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 more
Get an xray: And you can see if it is broken.... ...Read more
6+ weeks...: Is how long it takes for broken bones to heal. As far as driving is concerned, it is more a matter of how severe the break was and when you can comfortably and safely stop your car in an emergency. ...Read more
A: A broken toe is usually buddy taped to the toe next to it. However, if you believe your toe may be broken and the skin overlying the toe is broken, you need to get it checked; as this can lead to an infection of the bone. ...Read more
Possible fracture: If you see a podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon they will physically examine you, obtain a medical history and get x-rays. The x-rays will show if there is a fracture. ...Read more
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"?
Toe Broke?: It may be hard to tell the difference as some fracture are not painful and some contusions can be very tender. If the pain is not better in 2 week, I would recommend you seek care and an xray. ...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?
When a toe swells: There is "tightness" of the digit and this can give the sensation of itching. ...Read more
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 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?
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 more
Not neccessariily: Most of the time, for non displaced bone fractures, buddy splinting the toe to the adjacent toes will be sufficient. You may need to wear an open toed shoe for comfort. ...Read more
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 more
Broke big toe 6 weeks ago, was put in splint for 4 weeks, break has got bigger should it have a splint put back on?
I broke two toes a month ago, didn't break skin open though. Could it still be a cause of swollen groin lymph nodes?
Not likely: I do not believe the swelling is due to the fractured toes. You need to have checked asap. ...Read more
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?
Tape them together: If the toe is straight and you can bend it without a lot of pain then split it by taping it to the toe next to it. If the toe is crooked or very painful, go get an X-ray ...Read more
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?
Maybe you had an unstable fracture, or a displaced fracture?
It's difficult to question your doctor's decision without seeing the x-rays. "Not all fractures are created equal". ...Read more
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 more
I broke my toe back in june of this year. Now my toe is red and sore. What does that mean? Could there be more than one bone broken?
May not have healed: You need to see a podiatrist to at least have an x-ray done to make sure the bone has healed. ...Read more
Broke my toe four days ago. Swelling, bruising, pain went down, but it's twisted and possibly dislocated. Is there any point in treating it this late?
Certainly: See a podiatrist as soon as possible. He or she may be able to help. ...Read more