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Damaged cartilage? 3 mos ago I jammed pinky toe. X ray showed nothing wrong. There are 2 bumps where curve should be. Pain just came back this week.

Damaged cartilage? 3 mos ago I jammed pinky toe. X ray showed nothing wrong. There are 2 bumps where curve should be. Pain just came back this week.

See podiatrist: You need xrays and based on what they find can offer a solution. If the toe is still dislocated sometimes a hammer toe repair surgery is performed to straighten and fix the toe. ...Read more

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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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Can you walk on a broken pinky toe?

Yes: Yes, but it may depend how serious a fracture and swelling there is. People have been known to walk on ankle fractures, so just because you can walk on it, does not exclude fracture diagnosis. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I have a broken pinky toe or just sprained, what to do?

I have a broken pinky toe or just sprained, what to do?

You need an x-ray.: To find out if it is fractured or not, you will need to have it professionally evaluated. You will need x-rays taken to determine if it is broken or if it is just a bruise or sprain. ...Read more

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How long does it take a broken pinky toe to heal?

How long does it take a broken pinky toe to heal?

This depends: On how much of the nail was broken, if there is an infection or any swelling etc.
Usually with antibiotic and bandaid, assuming the broken part was taken off and no infection present one week or less. ...Read more

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How would you know if you havev a broken pinky toe?

How would you know if you havev a broken pinky toe?

Pain, swelling: And bruising after some type of "whacking" to the toe. If it hurts to press on it and to bend it also, it probably is broken. As long as it is only in the toe and not in the foot, you can support it by wearing stiff soled shoes and taping it to the next toe. ...Read more

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How long should it take a broken pinky toe nuckle to heal?

How long should it take a broken pinky toe nuckle to heal?

About 2 weeks: It depends on how big a break it is. If it is out of place may need surgery. If it is simple break, usually tolerable after 2 weeks, fully healed by one month unless you have diabetes or circulatory problem. ...Read more

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Broken pinky toe and can't walk on it. At all. And IV read that most people walk with their broken toes, just with a limp. Is this bad, or normal?

Broken pinky toe and can't walk on it. At all. And IV read that most people walk with their broken toes, just with a limp. Is this bad, or normal?

See doc, get X-ray: What you know is that your injured your pinky toe, but until you get an xray, you don't know if your broke the toe or any other part of the foot. This can include the long bone behind the pinky toe. You need to get your foot examined, see a foot and ankle specialist. The sooner you get it checked the quicker you can be treated and get back to full mobility. ...Read more

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Have a broken pinky toe...How long do they take to heal? I also just stubbed it, will that make the break any worse? Hurts all the way up my leg : (

Have a broken pinky toe...How long do they take to heal? I also just stubbed it, will that make the break any worse? Hurts all the way up my leg : (

Bone can take: 6-8 weeks to heal doesn't mean it will hurt you that long. You may have reinjured it with knocking it again...Or possibly not. Ice it and elevate it. Surgical shoe is recommended while walking. ...Read more

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Is there any reason to go to a doctor for a broken pinky toe?

Is there any reason to go to a doctor for a broken pinky toe?

Yes: Especially if the toe looks out of place compared to how it looked before the injury. You also want to make sure it sets and heals in proper alignment, to prevent future deformity and arthritis issues. ...Read more

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I have a broken pinky toe at joint does it require a boot and crutches? I rest it

Not usually: Wear an open toed shoe so no pressure is on it. Splint the toe to the toe next to it. ...Read more

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Broken pinky toe? Stubbed it hard, its red and swollen. Cant bear any weight at all. Excruiting pain. No bruising yet. Been about 10 hrs.

Broken pinky toe? Stubbed it hard, its red and swollen. Cant bear any weight at all. Excruiting pain. No bruising yet. Been about 10 hrs.

Ice it: Definately could be broken, would recommend seeing a foot doc who will xray and possibly splint the digit and dispense a surgical shoe. The reason for the xray is to see if the joint is dislocated, if the fracture is intraarticular or if displaced. ...Read more

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What to do after a pinky toe fracture two+ years ago? My moms foot gets swollen and can hardly walk on it. She in pain. Pain relievers not working.

What to do after a pinky toe fracture two+ years ago? My moms foot gets swollen and can hardly walk on it. She in pain. Pain relievers not working.

Get an x-ray: Have a new x-ray taken to evaluate the bone. Often times after a fracture one may develop arthritis or a bony overgrowth. See a specialist and get their professional advice. ...Read more

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Few months ago I hurt my pinky toe and had an xray done. Was purplish red. Doc said it looks fine but till today I can't even bend it. It hurts a lot. Why?

Damage: From the fracture could be the cause of your lack of motion. Trauma will actually cause damage to cartilage with scarring and cause stiffness. Try so physical therapy and possible injections of cortisone to see if it helps. ...Read more

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My fifth toe is swollen & red & I cant bend it down or walk on it cause of an injury but x ray doesn't show fracture so what's the problem?

My fifth toe is swollen & red & I cant bend it down or walk on it cause of an injury but x ray doesn't show fracture so what's the problem?

Toe pain: Toe pain can be the result of overuse with tendinitis, stress fracture, bunions or metabolic issues. It could also be an infection. Please further inquire with the physician where you had xrays completed on what to do next. ...Read more

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My pinky toe is red and swollen but it's not broken because I had x-rays done. I am currently on antibiotics because my pediatris thinks its infected?

It is possible you: Have infection, in this case should be gone by the time you finish your antibiotic. If did not look for other reasons. ...Read more

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I had a displaced fifth toe fracture 3 days ago reduced with buddy taping. I cant hang my foot down, results in severe pain. How should I walk?

Not my buddy: Since you mention displaced fracture and buddy taping, it sounds like it has already been examined, x-rayed and splinted by a pro. If not, do it. When a bone breaks blood to the bone increases, increasing the pressure. When you hang it down, the pressure increases more. That increases pain. Elevate it. The taping may be slowing the blood out of toe increasing pain. Adjust it. Use fx shoe, crutch. ...Read more

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I had fifth toe fracture last week. Yesterday I noted a large bruise in the centre of foot extremely painful and is not letting me hang my foot/walk?

I had fifth toe fracture last week. Yesterday I noted a large bruise in the centre of foot extremely painful and is not letting me hang my foot/walk?

BRUISE/SPRAIN: You hit your toe against something hard enough to break it. My guess is, you hit the rest of the foot hard also, but didn't notice it because the toe hurt so much. Now it's badly bruised.
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Dr. Latva ...Read more

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How do I tell if my pinky toe is broken?

How do I tell if my pinky toe is broken?

X-rays: Seeing a doctor and getting x-rays will tell you if you fractured the toe or not. If you have swelling, bruising and pain of the little toe and movement is reduced or the toe appears out of alignment, it may indicate it is broken. X-rays will make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can you tell if I broke my pinky toe?

How can you tell if I broke my pinky toe?

Broke toe: Simple x-rays, and clinical findings of pain, swelling should be sufficient enough. Swelling and redness do not always mean "broken" bone, but could also just be a bone contusion or joint pain. I hope this helps, if so please vote me up, or follow me. Thanks and good luck! ...Read more

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What can use to stop pain on my pinky toe?

Diagnosis?: It depends what is causing the pain. Is it a corn on the inside or outside of the toe? If so a toe pad or toe separator may help. Make sure you wear shoes that do not squeeze the toes. ...Read more

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What can use to stop pain on my pinky toe?

What happened?: Did you injure your toe or wear tight shoes?
If it is swollen use ice for 15 minutes each hour. If it continues to be painful see your foot doctor. ...Read more

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My pinky toe broke! What do I do about it?

Splint: You can buddy splint the 4 th toe to the 5 th toe to stabilize. Will take 6 weeks to heal. ...Read more

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Why does my pinky toe go sideways when I step?

Old injury: You likely tore the ligaments that hold your toe in place at some time. ...Read more

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How to figure out why I can't bend my pinky toe?

See foot doc: Let them xray and exam. A logical explanation will then be given to you. ...Read more

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Have a corn between pinky toe, how do I remove it?

Corn: As said there are topical treatments. These work temporarily and really are for the vascular compromised patient that cannot have surgery. The way to go is a simple in-office procedure to remove the offending portion of bone. See your podiatrist. ...Read more

Toes (Definition)

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