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Can Anything Be Done For A Broken Big Toe
Bone takes: 6-8 weeks to heal on average. Can be a little shorter or a little longer. Smoking and low vitamin d levels will possibly slow healing. ...Read more
Usually 6 weeks: Toe bones typically take about 6 weeks to heal well enough to return to normal everyday activities and shoes. ...Read more
Varies: Depending on the type and severity of the fracture and how it was treated it may take 6-8 weeks. ...Read more
Use crutches: Is an option, heel walk another option. ...Read more
X-ray: You need to see a podiatrist for exam, x-ray and treatment. ...Read more
See below: Depending on the severity of the fracture she may not be able to accomodate for the pain in her big toe. ...Read more
Depends: That depends on if your toe is healed, correctly aligned and the age of your injury. As a general rule, activity of life is enough to work on range of motion after a big toe fracture. But if you are struggling with motion or prolonged pain than a visit to your physical therapist would be beneficial. ...Read more
Not uncommon: For "bruising" to spread in few few days due to swelling and breaking of small blood vessels. However, if pain is spreading or worsening, consult with your doctor. ...Read more
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What is the best type of doctor to see for a broken big toe? I want to be able to exercise fully in 3 months, is that realistic?
A podiatrist: The podiatrist is trained in all areas of the body, but specializes in only foot problems. Why not see someone who only treats broken toes, etc.. ...Read more
I am so upset and worried about a broken big toe (last bone). Do athletes recover fully with slight displacement, slightly affected junction?
If you are: That afraid, use the crutches. It may be overkill if your doc allowed the camwalker, but this way you don't have to worry. I will warn you the crutch walking will be tedious. ...Read more
I stubbed my foot and now have a broken big toe toenail beneath where its attached 2 the skin. It is painful- how should I treat it?
See podiatrist: Podiatrists are adept at treating bigtoe nail injuries. ...Read more
Elevated muscle enzymes less than 500 so far, pain starting no help so far from docs can it be a broken big toe I sustained years ago, is that possibl?
Unlikely: That a broken toe from years ago is the cause. Could be due to medications you may be taking like meds for cholesterol etc. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
What is the best way to keep in shape when having an immobilized leg (walking boot) due to a broken big toe? Ideas? Why am I so tired since it broke?
Get it looked at: If it is indeed broken and cracking it should not be doing this. Needs splinting and x-ray to see if displaced and a fracture shoe or boot. ...Read more
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