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How to tape a broken toe?

How to tape a broken toe?

Tape to next toe: Taping a broken toe next to the neighboring toe helps to stabilize it while healing ...Read more

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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What leads to broken toe?

What leads to broken toe?

Trauma: Usually a broken toe is the result of a trauma; stubbing, crushing, etc. ...Read more

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How to heal a broken toe?

How to heal a broken toe?

Open toe shoe splint: Splinting helps not disturbing it, wear open toe shoes. ...Read more

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What to do for a broken toe?

Broken toe: If it does look deformed and it's one of the smaller toes you can tape it to an adjoining toe for support. You also need to wear an open toe shoe or a wide shoe. Otherwise you need an evaluation by a doctor. ...Read more

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What to do for a broken toe?

What to do for a broken toe?

Would depend: If dislocated or broken in joint (intraarticular) if not splinting the toe and surgical shoe is good. Ice to reduce swelling if present. ...Read more

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Can icing a broken toe help?

Can icing a broken toe help?

Yes: We call it rice rest, ice, compression and elevation. The toe should be stabilized as well especially depending on which one it is. Compression can be achieved with coban or coflex wrapping. Post op shoe is advisable as well to prevent further problems for 6 weeks or depending on the toe if it is not the big toe buddy splint it to the neighboring toe place a pad between them first. ...Read more

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How do you reat a broken toe?

How do you reat a broken toe?

You haevew to know: If the toe is broken then the treatment is simple tapping the toe to next toe, wear wide sheos. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can you heal a broken toe?

How can you heal a broken toe?

See below: Splint the toes together to decrease motion. You just need to wait should take 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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Is a broken toe serious or not?

Depends: It depends on how severe the break is. If the toe is very crooked it may need to be reset. Otherwise just immobilize it and it should heal fine. If the break goes into a joint it will create an arthritic issue for you. ...Read more

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What are signs of a broken toe?

What are signs of a broken toe?

Broken toe: Bruising, swelling and pain are the usual signs. ...Read more

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What's the signs of a broken toe?

Signs of a toe Fx =: Swelling, bruising, pain & sometimes deformity. All associated with Hx of trauma. ...Read more

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What are ways to fix a broken toe?

What are ways to fix a broken toe?

Ice, splinting, rest: Broken toe can be painful, I hope you hade xrays and it showed the break. It is treated by spliniting it to the next toe and heals pretty fast if the break is simple and there is no diplacement, but if displaced see an orthpedic or foot spec
take some pain pills and put ice on it and avoid putting pressure on it, you can wear sneakers with padding to avoid contact and pressure
if not xrayed get it don. ...Read more

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How do you help heal a broken toe?

How do you help heal a broken toe?

Treatment: Most toe fractures do not require treatment. You can tape the toe to an adjacent toe, and rarely a special boot or shoe may be required. Avoid impact activity on the foot until it is healed. ...Read more

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How do you make a broken toe heal?

How do you make a broken toe heal?

Time: One needs to make sure that the tendons attached are working, and that there is not much deformity. The toe is stabilized by buddy taping to adjacent toe. A broken toe heals pretty much on its own, but we need to make sure that the toe is well aligned so that it heals without deformity and that the. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a broken toe?

Pain, swelling: Are the main ones but neither has to occur to have a broken toe. An xray would help determine. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a broken toe?

Several things: Pain, swelling, deformity, lack of motion.

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What can I do to fix my broken toe?

What can I do to fix my broken toe?

Ice, rest,: Broken toe can be painful, I hope you hade xrays and it showed the break. It is treated by spliniting it to the next toe and heals pretty fast if the break is simple and there is no diplacement, if displaced see orthpedic
take some pain pills and put ice on it and avoid putting pressure on it, you can wear sneakers with padding to avoid contact and pressure
if not xrayed get it done. ...Read more

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What are some signs of a broken toe?

Pain, swelling,: Bruising are the most typical signs. X-rays are the best way to diagnose a fracture. ...Read more

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Are crutches needed for a broken toe?

Are crutches needed for a broken toe?

Toe fractures: Toe fractures usually do not need crutches if the fracture is non displaced. However, if the fracture is displaced and an implant is used to fix the fracture, there may be need to be off weight bearing using a roller device or crutches. Discuss with your Podiatrist who will explain to you if you need crutches. ...Read more

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How much time for broken toe to heal?

About 6 weeks: But you should wear a surgical shoe. ...Read more

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How can I heal my broken toe quickly?

Stay off it: If the bone fragments are well aligned normally takes 4-6 weeks to heal. Wearing a special "surgical" shoe or stiff soled shoe can help during the healing process. Smoking cigarettes may delay healing.
Rest and staying off that foot as much as possible will help. 4 weeks is the minimum amount of time it takes to heal even if you are doing everything right. ...Read more

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Will I need crutches for a broken toe?

Will I need crutches for a broken toe?

Depends: It will depend on the type of broken toe you have. There are some fractures that will need to avoid weight bearing and those typically will need crutches. ...Read more

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What should I do to cure a broken toe?

DPM: Hi:

an x-ray is really the only way to determine what kind of fracture has occurred and the best method for treatment. Please seek out a podiatrist and not treat this on your own. ...Read more

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Will I need crutches for a broken toe?

Will I need crutches for a broken toe?

Depends: It will depend on the type of broken toe you have. There are some fractures that will need to avoid weight bearing and those typically will need crutches. ...Read more

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How long till a broken toe gets better?

4-6 weeks: If the bone fragments are well aligned normally takes 4-6 weeks to heal. Wearing a special "surgical" shoe or stiff soled shoe can help during the healing process. Smoking cigarettes may delay healing. ...Read more

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Can they do anything about a broken toe?

Can they do anything about a broken toe?

Broken toe: Depending on the severity of the break, treatment ranges from splinting to surgical intervention. Most of the time, minor toe fractures can be splinted to the adjacent toe and the patient is placed in an appropriate boot or shoe. ...Read more

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How do I know if my broken toe is fixed?

Symptoms/x-rays: If no pain, no swelling and fuctioning normally, it is clinically healed. An x-ray will provide objective analysis. ...Read more

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What's the best way to heal a broken toe?

Splint: The toe to the next toe for 4 weeks. Tape works well. ...Read more

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How can I stay in shape with a broken toe?

How can I stay in shape with a broken toe?

No impact: When you injure the foot, it can be hard to not want to work out. As a patient under someone's care for a broken toe, I would hesitate to advise you to exercise at this time. However, upper body workouts are ok, swimming is ok and so is pilates/yoga. Restrictions are those that directly affect the foot involved, and absolutely no impact exercises period. No treadmill or elliptical. ...Read more

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Possibly broken toe, advice on who to see?

Possibly broken toe, advice on who to see?

Ortho. Foot Surgeon: I would suggest that you see an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon to determine what treatment is best for your broken toe. Go to aofas. Org to find an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon near you! ...Read more

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How long should I keep my broken toe taped?

How long should I keep my broken toe taped?

Toe fracture: Fractures usually take minimum of 6 weeks to heel. Need x-ray to see if its healed. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a broken toe?

Deoends: For a simple, aligned break, broken toe is taped or splinted to adjacent toe. If out of alignment, it will need to be realigned. ...Read more

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How long will it take a broken toe to heal?

Bone takes about: 6 weeks to heal give or take two weeks in either direction. Buddy splinting the digits or a surgical shoe are good for broken toes. ...Read more

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How do you know when a broken toe has healed?

When you can: Touch and bend it and there is no pain, it is safe to assume it is healed. ...Read more

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Site of injury and broken toe has no feeling?

Site of injury and broken toe has no feeling?

It could happen: When injury happen you traumatize the nerve and that could cause that, most likely that will come back. ...Read more

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What do you put on broken toe to make it heal?

Depends: If there is no deformity of the toe then you can use tape to splint it to the other toe. ...Read more

Toes (Definition)

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


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