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Can you put pins in your toe if the fracture is bad enough?

Can you put pins in your toe if the fracture is bad enough?

Sometimes: Toe fractures rarely need pins, but sometimes it is necessary if they are unstable. ...Read more

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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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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Is it a bad idea to play sports with a fractured toe?

Yes: A bad idea. If you really really really had to because you are a professional and you were in the super bowl or something they make turf toe plates which prevent bending in the forefoot and then you could wrap the toe in coban or coflex, but in reality, it is not a good idea. ...Read more

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Big toe and ball underneath hurt bad after injury xray showed no broken bones. Four days later still extremely painful.

Big toe and ball underneath hurt bad after injury xray showed no broken bones. Four days later still extremely painful.

Re-xray: All injuries eventually get better. Sometimes xrays do miss some fractures. A bad sprain will still be painful because the injury is new. for now treat the foot like it has a fracture. If no improvement after a week or two, ask to have it re-xrayed ...Read more

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How can I tell if my big toe fractured or just badly bruised?

How can I tell if my big toe fractured or just badly bruised?

Xrays: The only sure way to see is x-ray and possibly an advances imaging modality such as MRI or ct if the doctor is suspicious in the face of negative x-rays. ...Read more

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Fractured my toe 2 months ago was buddy tapped, now remains above ground,unable to put complete pressure on foot with severe heel pain after few steps?

Fractured my toe 2 months ago was buddy tapped, now remains above ground,unable to put complete pressure on foot with severe heel pain after few steps?

Fasciitis: Prob. Not related except for the change in gait. See a podiatrist. Sounds like fasciitis. Is it worse in am with first few steps and again after sitting? ...Read more

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How bad is 1 mm phalanax great toe fracture ?

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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After a fracture reduction gone bad my dr tells me my toe is dry gangrene. But all of it is not black there are tiny red islands. Can i recover?

HOW BAD ?: How bad a fracture can go ? the discoloration after trauma is not a gangrene, and I do not know why any doctor will make such a comment ,because it is impossible for you to have a dry gangrene. any toe fracture except the big toe could be reduced and taped to the next toe, and it will recover nicely. my advise get a second opinion, something is not right ...Read more

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Yesterday i had a dance audition and hurt my big toe really bad ... I can move it but the pain is excruciating . Did i break , sprain or fracture it?

Yesterday i had a dance audition and hurt my big toe really bad ... I can move it but the pain is excruciating . Did i break , sprain or fracture it?

Have it evaluated.: To find out if it is fractured or not, you will need to have it professionally evaluated. You will need x-rays taken to determine if it is broken or if it is just a bruise or sprain. If not broken and if you have continued pain, you may need a MRI to see if you have a soft tissue injury. ...Read more

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X-Ray revealed I fractured a big toe. Do I need to go back to PCP for a splint/other procedure? Is it safe to deal with it on my own, or is that bad

X-Ray revealed I fractured a big toe.  Do I need to go back to PCP for a splint/other procedure?  Is it safe to deal with it on my own, or is that bad

Toe: It all depends on how bad the fracture is and what part of the toe it involves. If you get poor healing from not receiving the right treatment, then you will be stuck with a permanent poor outcome. I would recommend that you get in to your physician and make sure your treatment is the right for your situation. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more


Toes (Definition)

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