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How Do You Help Heal A Broken Toe
Treatment: Most toe fractures do not require treatment. You can tape the toe to an adjacent toe, and rarely a special boot or shoe may be required. Avoid impact activity on the foot until it is healed.See 1 more doctor answer
Time: One needs to make sure that the tendons attached are working, and that there is not much deformity. The toe is stabilized by buddy taping to adjacent toe. A broken toe heals pretty much on its own, but we need to make sure that the toe is well aligned so that it heals without deformity and that the.See 1 more doctor answer
Stay off it: If the bone fragments are well aligned normally takes 4-6 weeks to heal. Wearing a special "surgical" shoe or stiff soled shoe can help during the healing process. Smoking cigarettes may delay healing. Rest and staying off that foot as much as possible will help. 4 weeks is the minimum amount of time it takes to heal even if you are doing everything right.
4 to 6 weeks: 4 to 6 weeks if the toe is splendid and motion in the fractured area is decreased. If there is motion it could take twice as long. And it will not heal well.See 1 more doctor answer
No absolute: There is no absolute time but usualy 4-6 weeks.See 1 more doctor answer
Splint it: Keep the toe splinted.Get a more detailed answer ›
About: 6 weeks. All bones heal in approx 6-8 weeks, .
Buddy splint: A common bandage for a broken toe is called a buddy splint. This is essentially taping the broken toe to a toe next to it. I would recommend seeing a podiatrist though. Some fractures can be more severe and require additional therapies such as closed manipulation if the fracture segments are mal-aligned.See 1 more doctor answer
Get an x-ray: Treatment depends on severity and type of fracture. If displaced or out of alignment, it will have to be realigned. Some form of immobilization will be needed. This can be as simple as splinting to adjacent toe or a cst shoe.
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