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Dr. Hubert Lee
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Toe Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a traumatic loss in continuity of the cortex of a bone; it is described as a toe fracture when it involves the digits ...Read more


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Swollen bruised toe, bite or broken?

Swollen bruised toe, bite or broken?

Painful? Injury?: Tender? Most often an injury preceeds a fracture. Don't know your history. If injured - will require an x-ray to determine if there is a fracture. ...Read more

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Broken fifth metatarsal?

Broken fifth metatarsal?

Should be: treated. If an the base you need to be careful for a jones fracture which often needs more attention than any other type of fracture. ...Read more

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Stiff jammed finger avulsion fracture 2 months?

Stiff jammed finger avulsion fracture 2 months?

Follow up: While an avulsion fracture usually heals well on its own with time, if you are still having stiffness two months out, you need to follow up with a hand specialist or orthopedic surgeon for evaluation. Waiting too much longer may prevent anything more from being done to increase your motion. ...Read more

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Big toe broken then got bone infection?

Big toe broken then got bone infection?

Have it evaluated.: With an infection you will need antibiotics. If the infection is down to bone you may need to have the infected bone removed. You may need IV antibiotics. You may also benefit with hyperbaric oxygen treatment. Have your foot evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Pinky finger hurts at knuckle; how come?

Pinky finger hurts at knuckle; how come?

Need more info: Not enough information here. Was there trauma or an injury to the finger? Did it start spontaneously? Is there any swelling or pain at rest? Which knuckle? Have you tried to treat it yet (i.e. Ibuprofen, tylenol, (acetaminophen) ice etc) and how did it respond? ...Read more

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I have a broken or dislocated pinky toe?

I have a broken or dislocated pinky toe?

Get an x-ray.: See a doctor and go for an x-ray. Depending on how long ago it happened and exactly where the fracture is ( most pinky toes have 3 bones) will determine the proper treatment. ...Read more

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My toes are tingly...Ankle broken or sprain?

My toes are tingly...Ankle broken or sprain?

I am sorry but: There isn't enough info here to even take a guess. However, the way to determine if there is a fracture is with an x-ray (plus a medical history ; physical examination). Take care. ...Read more

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Broken foot metacarpal casat or not?

Broken foot metacarpal casat or not?

Depends: Whether you get a cast, a brace or a stiff soled post-op shoe depends on the metatarsal bone that is fractured and whether or not it is displaced or inherently unstable. The mechanism of injury as well as the amount of swelling is a consideration ...Read more

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Improper nail on right foot toe.

Improper nail on right foot toe.

Depends on the prob.: Some causes of nail conditions include trauma due to tight shoes, infection, and medication side effects. Get the nails inspected by a professional to determine the cause of the problem, as treatment varies depending on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Swollen knuckle, cannot straighten fingers?

Swollen knuckle, cannot straighten fingers?

Swollen Knuckle: You may have osteoarthritis or gout. Please see your primary care physician for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Big toe hurts after wearing heels, is it broken?

Big toe hurts after wearing heels, is it broken?

Doubtful if there: Wasn't an acute injury. Have you considered seeing a pedorthist to help you find shoes that are better for the health of your feet ; toes? ...Read more

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Could a broken toe nail grow back?

Could a broken toe nail grow back?

Broken toe nails: Usually grow back. If you are experiencing problems would encourage you to see a podiatrist. ...Read more

Toes (Definition)

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