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Dr. Arnold Zuckman
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Tendon Rupture (Definition)

A tendon rupture occurs when the structure of the tendon becomes discontinuous. The tendon connects a muscle to a bone allowing the contractile force of the muscle to be transmitted to the bone allowing for motion to occur. In a tendon rupture, this ...Read more


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What can I do for a torn tendon in my left foot?

What can I do for  a torn tendon in my left foot?

If its torn: I would see a foot doc for further evil and treatment. If function is lost, repair of the tendon may be a consideration. If a longitudinal treat is present immobilization is recommended.
Depending on your level of activity, a decision between conservative and surgical management will need to be made. ...Read more

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What's the best way to recover from a torn tendon in the foot?

What's the best way to recover from a torn tendon in the foot?

Tendon tear: If it is a horizontal tear, surgical repair is appropriate. If it is a split tear in the tendon, immobilization and physical therapy can heal the injury. We also use platelet rich plasma injections to facilitate healing of the injury. ...Read more

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What is the best way to recover from a torn tendon in the foot?

What is the best way to recover from a torn tendon in the foot?

Depends: Depends on the tendon torn, the degree of tear, the ability to repair with non-surgical means versus surgical means, ability to rest, splint, not use the area, time on crutches, boot splint, or other and the type of physical therapy your get. See a reputable orthopedist or sports medicine physician and get an evaluation. You may need to see a foot and ankle trained ortho to see you. ...Read more

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How long does a broken toe, torn MCL in foot, torn joint capsule and swelling in the bone take to heal?

How long does a broken toe, torn MCL in foot, torn joint capsule and swelling in the bone take to heal?

Approx 6-8 weeks.: In healthy people, most bones take 6-8 weeks to heal. However, the body continues the healing process for a full year after injury or surgery. So for example if you had an MRI it will still show activity even after the 6-8 weeks. ...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?

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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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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What are symptoms of a broken toe?

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 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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What are the signs that a broken toe is healing?

Reduced pain: Reduced pain and swelling, maintained alignment of the toe, fading bruises, and x-rays that show evidence are good ways to make sure your toe fracture is healing well. ...Read more

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Is it safe to walk with a broken toe?

Is it safe to walk with a broken toe?

Yes: Most toe fractures require nothing more than rest and/or taping the toe to an adjacent toe. You can typically walk on the toe without risking further damage. ...Read more

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Is it safe to do yoga with broken toe?

Is it safe to do yoga with broken toe?

Depends on activity: If you are doing yoga positions that place lots of pressure or bends the area of the fracture, probably not a good idea. It also could depend on the area and severity of the broken toe. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a broken toe?

What is the treatment for a broken toe?

See below: If there is no deformity the toe is usually splinted to the toe next to it and a hard soled shoe is used to prevent motion. ...Read more

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Should I go to the ER for a broken toe?

Depends : if it is in good alignment, you may get more help from a foot/ankle specialist. As long as there is no broken skin, taping the toe and icing is a good idea until you can be seen ...Read more

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Do you have to go to the ER for a broken toe?

Do you have to go to the ER for a broken toe?

Have it evaluated: Need to get it checked and x-rayed to evaluate extent and alignment of fracture. This may dictate treatment. Can see a podiatrist instead of er. ...Read more

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How long after a broken toe can I wear shoes?

How long after a broken toe can I wear shoes?

broken toe: Depends on the type of shoe, if it is a closed dress shoe perhaps six weeks, with athletic shoes four weeks. Don't use time as an indicator, when it feels ok then it is ok to wear the shoe. ...Read more

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What could I do to heal a fractured/broken toe?

What could I do to heal a fractured/broken toe?

Splint: The most common treatment for a fractured toe is splint to prevent movement - usually we 'buddy tape' the toe to the one next to it as a splint. This works since the joints do not line up from toe to toe and so the injured one won't bend. This assumes the toe is relatively well aligned - swelling should be treated with cold packs/ice packs. ...Read more

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Can you use an elliptical trainer with a broken toe?

Toe fracture: Each fracture has it's own personality. If it is a lesser toe fracture, nonarticular, and can be adequately aligned and protected, the answer may be yes. You want to avoid excess motion at the fracture which would lead to nonunion or malunion. ...Read more

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Can you use the elliptical machine with a broken toe?

Most likely: Depends on how severe of a fracture and the location. Often, elliptical will be possible but ask your orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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How to take care of a broken toe or foot after 5 days?

How to take care of a broken toe or foot after 5 days?

Depends: Depends on the type and location of the fracture. ...Read more

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Are you still able to stand and walk with a broken toe?

Are you still able to stand and walk with a broken toe?

Sometimes yes & : Sometimes no. That is why this is not a good gauge to determine if a toe is fractured. A medical evaluation with x-ray can determine if the toe is broken. A podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon would be able to give you specific treatment recommendations and to advise of recommended limitations. ...Read more

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Is there a good way for me to tape a broken toe for sports?

Med eval: Sometimes it is recommended to tape a fractured toe and sometimes it might be harmful. Not all toe fractures are alike. Really can't make a recommendation but, after evaluation a podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon could. Take care. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between a broken toe and a fractured toe?

How can you tell the difference between a broken toe and a fractured toe?

With an X-ray: Semantically, a fractured toe indicates that the bone (phalanges) are actually cracked. It is a broken toe. However, some doctors also call a dislocated toe (without the actual fracture) a broken toe. So when you are told you have a broken toe, you may want to ask specifically if there is a fracture, if it is just dislocated or both! ...Read more

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Can broken toe give you clots? Can these clots travel into body and kill you?

Not likely: When you here about blood clots leading to death in patients, these are typically clots in the deep venous system; and so a fracture in the toe is usually not associated with a deep clot; although immobility from the fracture itself is a risk factor. If you develop swelling that invilves more of the foot or leg, or develop any chest pain or shortness of breath I would sure be seen in an emergency ...Read more

Tendon (Definition)

Tendons are made up of collagen and are the functional tissue that interfaces between muscles and bone. Muscles generate force that is transmitted through its tendon that inserts on a specific bone that is moved in the plane of the connecting joint made ...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