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Dr. Robert Mihalich
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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Nerve Damage (Definition)

A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more


Dr. David Laha
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What will happen if I leave my toe fracture alone, will it heal on its own?

What will happen if I leave my toe fracture alone, will it heal on its own?

Usually: As long as the toe is in good alignment and it feels like it is improving, then it should heal. Stay in a stiff shoe and limit activity to tolerance. See your podiatrist is concerns. ...Read more

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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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What are the tests for toe fracture?

X-ray: We take x-rays to determine if there are any fractures. ...Read more

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Dr. David Laha
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What are the symptoms that can follow a toe fracture?

What are the symptoms that can follow a toe fracture?

Pain and swelling: Usually pain and swelling along with bruising is present. Sometimes deformity, misalignment, is present. Have it evaluated if pain is not improving, deformity is present or any concerns. Dr l. ...Read more

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Dr. David Laha
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How long does it take for a toe fracture to heal?

1-2 months: Healing depends on alignment, persons ability to heal and how well you take care of it. You can have residual soreness for several months. Wear a good stiff shoe and limit your activity. Dr l. ...Read more

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Dr. Vern Chuba
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What happens if you don't straighten out a toe after a displaced toe fracture?

Shoe fitting problem: It could heal in a bad position. This could lead to a fused toe in a bad position leading to shoe wear problems. ...Read more

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Dr. Brandon Macy
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How bad is 1 mm phalanax great toe fracture ?

A fracture is a : Fracture. If you're talking about a1 mm. Gap between the fragments, then it isn't much of a healing problem. A gap of 2 mm. Or more is more of a problem and the fracture needs to be reduced by manipulation under local anesthesia or sometimes via surgical reduction. ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Han
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I had a toe fracture when i was 11. I'm 27 now and when i walk I am getting pain on my fractured area. Could they be related?

Possibly: Depending on the toe the fracture could have healed in a slightly deformed position causing early arthritis in the joint in the toe. Going to see a doctor to get an x-ray of the foot could possibly show this. If this is truly painful a fusion of the joint may be required to remove this pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Grace Torres-Hodges
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Are there any ancient chinese secrets for healing up a toe fracture quickly?

Are there any ancient chinese secrets for healing up a toe fracture quickly?

Would be nice...: Unfortunately none...Fractures typically average 6-8 weeks to heal. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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I have a toe fracture in one of my toes and all of my toes are swollen, why is that?

I have a toe fracture in one of my toes and all of my toes are swollen, why is that?

You may have : Banged your foot so all the toes suffered a contusion but only one broke...The one with greatest impact.... ...Read more

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Dr. Sam Markzar
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Neuropraxia (Definition)

Neuropraxia is defined as a temporary loss of function of the nerve. Some nerves are purely sensory while others carry both sensory and motor fibers. Traumatic contusion injuries to nerves or nerve compressions can cause Neuropraxia. Sensory nerves like sural nerve in the leg or mixed sensory and motor nerves like the median and ulnar nerves in the forearm & hand ...Read more


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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


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