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How do I know sprained or broke my toe?

How do I know sprained or broke my toe?

Toe injury: X rays of the toe would reveal a fracture or not. A sprain is an injury to the ligaments connecting bone to bone, including a stretching or tearing of these ligaments. X rays in this case may be normal aside from possible soft tissue swelling noted. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more


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How do I know if i sprained or broke my big toe?

How do I know if i sprained or broke my big toe?

You need an x-ray.: 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. ...Read more

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What is the main difference between a toe fracture and a sprain?

What is the main difference between a toe fracture and a sprain?

Bone vs soft tissue: A toe fracture means one of the bones are broken, a sprain is a tear or strain of the soft tissues such as tendons or ligaments. ...Read more

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Broke my toe, what to do?

Broke my toe, what to do?

See a doctor.: You should see a doctor, get an x-ray to determine which bone/bones are broken and appropriate treatment. Surgery is usually not indicated. ...Read more

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How to know if i broke my toe?

How to know if i broke my toe?

X-ray: If painful and swollen, there may be a break. Need x-ray to help determine. See podiatrist and have it evaluated. Sometimes other radiographic studies are needed. ...Read more

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Hi I think I've broke my toe ?

GET RICED.: Well if you think you did, then more than likely you did. Either way , you need to start treating it immediately. Get RICED. You need to REST it. You need to put ICE on it. You need to apply mild COMPRESSION to help steady it. You need to ELEVATE it . Lastly, if necessary, you need to see a DOCTOR. ...Read more

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What should I do if i broke my toe?

What should I do if i broke my toe?

Splint: In most cases of a non displaced fracture of a toe, tape splinting it to the next toe and using a hard-soled shoe or a doctor- dispensed trauma shoefor several weeks is all that is necessary; except for ice and elevation to reduce swelling. If an x ray reveals a displaced fracture, then surgical reduction could be considered. ...Read more

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How to determine if i broke my toe?

How to determine if i broke my toe?

Get an X-ray: The only way you can tell is if you have an x-ray. You need to go especially if it becomes swollen, bruised and/or painful. ...Read more

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I think i broke my toe, so what happens now?

I think i broke my toe, so what happens now?

Go to foot doc: Will xray and see how bad, if bone broke in the joint? If it broke into many pieces or a clean break....All this important to know. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to know if i broke my toe?

Can you tell me how to know if i broke my toe?

X-ray: During the injury, you may have felt or heard a crack. A broken bone will typically cause pain, swelling, and bruising of the toe and surrounding foot. An x-ray is the best way to confirm a broken toe. ...Read more

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Broke my toe! how long will it take to heal so I can drive?

Broke my toe! how long will it take to heal so I can drive?

6+ weeks...: Is how long it takes for broken bones to heal. As far as driving is concerned, it is more a matter of how severe the break was and when you can comfortably and safely stop your car in an emergency. ...Read more

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I think i broke my toe what do I do it is black what do I do

A : A broken toe is usually buddy taped to the toe next to it. However, if you believe your toe may be broken and the skin overlying the toe is broken, you need to get it checked; as this can lead to an infection of the bone. ...Read more

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I think i broke my toe, but i can't tell. What do I need to do?

I think i broke my toe, but i can't tell. What do I need to do?

Possible fracture: If you see a podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon they will physically examine you, obtain a medical history and get x-rays. The x-rays will show if there is a fracture. ...Read more

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I think i may have broke my toe. Absent an x-ray, how can I be sure that it's broken and not just badly "stubbed"?

I think i may have broke my toe. Absent an x-ray, how can I be sure that it's broken and not just badly "stubbed"?

Toe Broke?: It may be hard to tell the difference as some fracture are not painful and some contusions can be very tender. If the pain is not better in 2 week, i would recommend you seek care and an xray. ...Read more

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I broke my toe 2 months ago and its healed up. Is it wierd for it to go numb every now and then?

I broke my toe 2 months ago and its healed up. Is it wierd for it to go numb every now and then?

Possible nerve injry: It is possible that the nerve to the toe was also inured during the fracture and you are now realizing the numbness. It may resolve with time. It is not serious even if it does not. ...Read more

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I broke my toe a year ago and it is still swollen and does not have the full rom. Can I do anything about it now?

Yes: Something can still be done. Get evaluated by a podiatrist with x-ray . Both conservative options and surgical ( if needed ) will be explained . Physical therapy made be recommendation. ...Read more

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I think i broke my toe (big) its red and tingling should I get it checked or is there nothing they can do for it i can't bend it?

I think i broke my toe (big) its  red and tingling should I get it checked or is there nothing they can do for it  i can't bend it?

Get Checked: I am not sure if you sustained trauma. But your should get checked soon if your toe is swollen, tingling, red, and immobile. This is especially important if you have suffered some trauma. ...Read more

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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


Toes (Definition)

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