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Fractured Little Toe Treatment
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
Have it evaluated.: With an infection you will need antibiotics. If the infection is down to bone you may need to have the infected bone removed. You may need IV antibiotics. You may also benefit with hyperbaric oxygen treatment. Have your foot evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Re: ingrown Toenail: If you are diabetic, make and appointment to see a healthcare professional immediately. Be alert for signs of infection including redness swelling and drainage (fluid or pus). A portion or the entire nail may need to be removed by the doctor (under local anesthesia in a clean/aseptic environment of course). Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stubbed pinky toe. Bruise on top; side & bottom of foot -- at joint of foot bone meets pinky toe. Hurts walking barefoot on hard surface. Broken?
Get an X-ray : To find out....I'd lean towards likely.Get a more detailed answer ›
Are bone spurs at the base of big toe (bottom) related to turf toe? Feel like spur needs soft cushion, but turf toe calls for hard extension. Confused
Turf toe is more of : A sprain of the ligaments around that joint. Spurring around the joint is something that develops gradually over time and reduce the available range of motion of the joint. At some point in time, spurs need to be removed surgically before more damage is done to the interior of the joint. Turf toe is an acute injury that takes time and protection to heal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bruised my little toe, sprained my left wrist & ripped my toe nail off, any tips for healing process?
Caught my pinky toe on a chair on Thanksgiving.taping it to next toe, made it hurt more. swelling is gone and bruising below other toes. Sug?
Get it x-rayed: see if its broken. I was never one for buddy taping. I prefer just to wrap the injured toe. ...Read more
Likely: Depending on the location and whether a joint is affected can alter treatment plans. In a non-displaced, non-articular (not involving a joint) we often buddy splint the affected toe to it's neighbor for 4 weeks. If the joint is involved there are times when surgery is considered to either remove the fracture fragment or primarily repair the fracture with fixation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 7.5 weeks post hallux rigidus and bone spur removal. The tip and underside of big toe is numb and tingles. Also my
big toe now touches the 2nd to?
My pinky toe lies on its side and even the toe nail seems a bit more pinched than my other toe nails. If I wear certain shoes, I'll get a huge blister?
Bandaid and topical: The best treatment would be to get the wound assessed by a doctor. With that said if the there are no lacerations in the nail bed and the rest of the nail is attached firmly, no treatment would be necessary except for maybe a bandaid with topical antibiotic cream for a few days. If the nail is loose it may need to be taken off by a doctor or it may fall off on its own soon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can u move ur toe if it's fractured? Stubbed middle toe on foot of couch very hard. Limited motion,swolen,pressure hurts,can't walk comfortably(limp)
RICE it.: The reason your toe is swelling is to stop the movement of the toe. When the toe is severely injured, the body goes into a protective repair mode. Swelling and limited movement quickly follow. This helps ensure that the damaged tissues will be isolated and the healing reactions can begin. Whether it's fractured or not, treat it pretty much the same way. Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. ...Read more
Is it difficult to see a fracture ot the talus . I fractured my ft. Ankle and tibia and fibula 3 mo ago ankle & top foot still hurt?
Foot pain: Tamar fractures can occasionally be difficult to see, as can other fractures to bones in the foot/ankle. It sounds like you had a lot of fractures - the healing, along with having to change how you bear weight on that foot, may be the cause of your pain. I'd get the opinion of your orthopedic surgeon, as he/she may recommend additional imaging. ...Read more
Can metatarsal cuneiform joint exostosis go away and come back. The bump is on my little toe bone almost exactly between the toe and ankle?
My little toe is curling inward. It rubs against the adjacent toe. My shoes are roomy. Do any over-the-counter toe straighteners work?
Stubbed toe, 3 days later it's swollen, bruised &hurts to walk on. Also lots of pressure in foot & ankle. Normal X-ray. Possible hairline fracture?
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