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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 an injury that results from excessive stretching of a ligament, which is a tough band that connects bone to bone and holds joints in place. Rapid swelling and pain ...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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Dr. Hubert Lee
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Toe Fracture (Definition)

Toe fracture describes the fracture or break of a bone in the toes. Patients with toe fractures may have significant pain, swelling, bruising, or ...Read more


Toes (Definition)

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