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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)

Sprain is also known as Sprains and strains. 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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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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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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I broke my toe nail the middle one and it's almost coming off and the tear is on the nail bed and i don't know what I should do ?

I broke my toe nail the middle one and it's almost coming off and the tear is on the nail bed and i don't know what I should do ?

See a podiatrist: Buy some over the counter anti fungal drops, not cream, at th drug store and begin using this as directed on the nail bed. The nail needs to be cleanly removed, so your family doc or a podiatrist can do,this in sterile fashion, and inspect to insure you don't have other problems you missed in your exam. ...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?

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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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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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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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