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Can You Use The Elliptical Machine With A Broken Toe
Most likely: Depends on how severe of a fracture and the location. Often, elliptical will be possible but ask your orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more
Toe fracture: Each fracture has it's own personality. If it is a lesser toe fracture, nonarticular, and can be adequately aligned and protected, the answer may be yes. You want to avoid excess motion at the fracture which would lead to nonunion or malunion. ...Read more
My right foot often aches along the outside just above the toes after spending a lot of time on my feet. I use an elliptical machine for 75 minutes.
Check you shoes: How long have you had the problem? What type of shoes are you using? ...Read more
Keep feet flat: Don't push on the balls of your feet, try to keep your foot flatter on the pedal. ...Read more
Yes: In my opinion yes, because on an elliptical machine your foot should stay flat and in contact with the foot plate. ...Read more
Bunion Surgery (Right foot), 10 weeks ago, I able to only walk for 3 hours before it swells (nothing vigorous), is elliptical machine better?
More Healing.: Your swelling is likely due to the severity of the bunionectomy. Generally the more work done to correct the problem the longer it takes to make a full recovery. The swelling is demonstrating that the Soft tissue repair has not completed. There may be some instability and the swelling is a response. You would be wise to ask the surgeon if this is normal. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on how severe the break is. If the toe is very crooked it may need to be reset. Otherwise just immobilize it and it should heal fine. If the break goes into a joint it will create an arthritic issue for you. ...Read more
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, if displaced see orthpedic
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 done. ...Read more
Toe fractures: Toe fractures usually do not need crutches if the fracture is non displaced. However, if the fracture is displaced and an implant is used to fix the fracture, there may be need to be off weight bearing using a roller device or crutches. Discuss with your Podiatrist who will explain to you if you need crutches. ...Read more
X-rays: Seeing a doctor and getting x-rays performed will tell you if you fractured your toe. ...Read more
Maybe not much!: Depending on the toe, pehaps not much for rehab. If it is a 5th toe you would ususally not do much. If it is a great toe or a middle toe, maybe! This would depend on what the therapy was for. Is it postoperative after wires or plates or screws? Usually a broken toe is splinted and when healed, you are done. There may be instances where restoration of motion would be more important & need pt. ...Read more
Broken toe: Depends on the type of shoe, if it is a closed dress shoe perhaps six weeks, with athletic shoes four weeks. Don't use time as an indicator, when it feels ok then it is ok to wear the shoe. ...Read more
Splint: The most common treatment for a fractured toe is splint to prevent movement - usually we 'buddy tape' the toe to the one next to it as a splint. This works since the joints do not line up from toe to toe and so the injured one won't bend. This assumes the toe is relatively well aligned - swelling should be treated with cold packs/ice packs. ...Read more
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