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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?

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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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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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.

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.

Need medical f/u: You may want to try taking over the counter pain medications before going to sleep, this may improve the morning symptoms. ...Read more

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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

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

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 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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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 is involved in rehab for a broken toe?

What is involved in rehab for a broken toe?

Maybe not much!: Depending on the toe, pehaps not much for rehab. If it is a 5th toe you would ususally not do much. If it is a great toe or a middle toe, maybe! this would depend on what the therapy was for. Is it postoperative after wires or plates or screws? Usually a broken toe is splinted and when healed, you are done. There may be instances where restoration of motion would be more important & need pt. ...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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How long before the swelling of a broken toe subsides?

How long before the swelling of a broken toe subsides?

Six to eight weeks: Most toe fractures heal in four to six weeks but swelling may take longer to resolve. ...Read more

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Broken toe wound still bleeding.. How long should this last?

Broken toe wound still bleeding.. How long should this last?

It will stop when: You treated the right way, clean the wound , x-rays and may be sutures, antibiotic and body taping to next toe. Of course this have to done by orthopedic surgeon. Good luck. ...Read more

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Site of last month's broken toe has no feeling on the skin?

Site of last month's broken toe has no feeling on  the skin?

No feeling: You may have permanently damaged the nerve so it will not return but it is way too early to determine that. You are going to have to give it at least 2 to 3 months to find out if the nerve has been permanently damaged. In the meantime use warm compresses on the area. These will help the nerve. Remember warm not hot as hot will cause more damage. ...Read more

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I still have broken toe pain after 4 months. What should I do?

I still have broken toe pain after 4 months. What should I do?

See a doctor: You need to have your foot examined so that an x-ray can be taken to assess the fracture and determine what the best course of action is. ...Read more

Toes (Definition)

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