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What are the signs that a broken toe is healing?

What are the signs that a broken toe is healing?

Reduced pain: Reduced pain and swelling, maintained alignment of the toe, fading bruises, and x-rays that show evidence are good ways to make sure your toe fracture is healing well. ...Read more

Dr. Hubert Lee
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Toe Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a traumatic loss in continuity of the cortex of a bone; it is described as a toe fracture when it involves the digits ...Read more


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What is the treatment for a broken toe?

What is the treatment for a broken toe?

See below: If there is no deformity the toe is usually splinted to the toe next to it and a hard soled shoe is used to prevent motion. ...Read more

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Got a broken toe and been told by a doctor that it does need any sort of immobilisation or foot support to help with the healing. Is that right?

Got a broken toe and been told by a doctor that it does need any sort of immobilisation or foot support to help with the healing. Is that right?

Broken toe: Your doctor is wrong. There are specialists who will examine your toe and begin appropriate care. There are foot specialists who will do this well. Please go on line and try and find a foot specialist near you and/or ask a friend to recommend someone. Things will go well. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for toe fracture?

What is the treatment for toe fracture?

Usually splinting: Most toe fractures, if in good alignment, will respond well to splinting. Taping the fractured toe to the adjacent toe (s) for several weeks (3-6) along with a good, stiff shoe or surgical shoe is usually adequate. If concerns, have it evaluated. Not all fracture respond with simple treatment. If misalignment or continued pain, have an examination. Dr l. ...Read more

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How much time for broken toe to heal?

About 6 weeks: But you should wear a surgical shoe. ...Read more

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What are some treatment methods for broken toes?

What are some treatment methods for broken toes?

Immobilization: Toe strapping and rigid surgical shoe. On occasion if displaced, it may require surgical reduction. ...Read more

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How can I get my friend treatment for his? Toe fracture?

How can I get my friend treatment for his? Toe fracture?

Maybe buddy taping: Often, simple toe-fracture does not require casting/high-tech treatment. Supportive care with pain control (motrin/tylenol or something stronger) and simple buddy-taping (wrapping fractured-toe to the one next to it to give support) will do the job. If severe pain, deformed toe (bad fx), u may need additional rx. Consult doc for an eval. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are some treatment options for great toe fracture at the base of the distal phalanx?

What are some treatment options for great toe fracture at the base of the distal phalanx?

Immobilizatioin: Toe strapping and rigid surgical shoe. On occasion if displaced, it may require surgical reduction. ...Read more

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How can you heal a broken toe?

How can you heal a broken toe?

See below: Splint the toes together to decrease motion. You just need to wait should take 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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Is a broken toe serious or not?

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

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What can I do to fix my broken toe?

What can I do to fix my broken toe?

Ice, 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, 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

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Are crutches needed for a broken toe?

Are crutches needed for a broken toe?

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

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Will I need crutches for a broken toe?

Will I need crutches for a broken toe?

Depends: It will depend on the type of broken toe you have. There are some fractures that will need to avoid weight bearing and those typically will need crutches. ...Read more

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What should I do to cure a broken toe?

DPM: Hi:

an x-ray is really the only way to determine what kind of fracture has occurred and the best method for treatment. Please seek out a podiatrist and not treat this on your own. ...Read more

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Will I need crutches for a broken toe?

Will I need crutches for a broken toe?

Depends: It will depend on the type of broken toe you have. There are some fractures that will need to avoid weight bearing and those typically will need crutches. ...Read more

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What's the best way to heal a broken toe?

What's the best way to heal a broken toe?

Splint: The toe to the next toe for 4 weeks. Tape works well. ...Read more

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How long should I keep my broken toe taped?

How long should I keep my broken toe taped?

Toe fracture: Fractures usually take minimum of 6 weeks to heel. Need x-ray to see if its healed. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a broken toe?

Deoends: For a simple, aligned break, broken toe is taped or splinted to adjacent toe. If out of alignment, it will need to be realigned. ...Read more

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Stubbed or broken toe? How to tell difference.

Get an X-ray: An xray will determine if the toe is normal, broken or dislocated. ...Read more

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How can you tell whether you have a broken toe?

Get evaluated: This will probably require a radiograph. See an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon in your area: www. Aofas. Org. ...Read more

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How do you tell a broken toe versus a stubbed toe?

How do you tell a broken toe versus a stubbed toe?

X-rays: Seeing a doctor and getting x-rays performed will tell you if you fractured your toe. ...Read more

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What could I do to stop the pain in my broken toe?

What could I do to stop the pain in my broken toe?

Rest: Depending on which toe is broken you may be able to splint it. You should have an xray to determine if it is in the right position. Sometimes buddy taping actually opens up a fracture site making it worse. Of course get off your feet and wear comfortable shoes. ...Read more

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What is involved in rehab for a broken toe?

What is involved in rehab for a broken toe?

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

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How long before the swelling of a broken toe subsides?

How long before the swelling of a broken toe subsides?

Six to eight weeks: Most toe fractures heal in four to six weeks but swelling may take longer to resolve. ...Read more

Toes (Definition)

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