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Can You Fix A Broken Toe
Ice, splinting, rest: Broken toe can be painful, I hope you hade xrays and it showed the break. It is treated by spliniting it to the next toe and heals pretty fast if the break is simple and there is no diplacement, but if displaced see an orthpedic or foot spec take some pain pills and put ice on it and avoid putting pressure on it, you can wear sneakers with padding to avoid contact and pressure if not xrayed get it don. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: First a broken toe rarely needs fixing surgically unless the fracture is severely displaced or goes into the joint. Otherwise buddy splinting to the adjacent toe usually is sufficient unless your dealing with the big toe. Drop foot is insignificant in how a fractured toe is treated. ...Read more
Yes: We call it rice rest, ice, compression and elevation. The toe should be stabilized as well especially depending on which one it is. Compression can be achieved with coban or coflex wrapping. Post op shoe is advisable as well to prevent further problems for 6 weeks or depending on the toe if it is not the big toe buddy splint it to the neighboring toe place a pad between them first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Time: One needs to make sure that the tendons attached are working, and that there is not much deformity. The toe is stabilized by buddy taping to adjacent toe. A broken toe heals pretty much on its own, but we need to make sure that the toe is well aligned so that it heals without deformity and that the. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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