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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)

Toe fracture describes the fracture or break of a bone in the toes. Patients with toe fractures may have significant pain, swelling, bruising, or ...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?

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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Toes (Definition)

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