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Broken Toe Buddy Tape
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a broken first toe which I buddy taped and elevate and ice every hour. When I wake up (I sleep elevated) my toe is always in extreme pain.
See below: Tape the toe to the toes each side of the fractured toe. ...Read more