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How Do You Help Heal A Broken Toe
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Immobilization: Of fracture is essential to speed up healing. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
No absolute: There is no absolute time but usualy 4-6 weeks. ...Read more
Splint it: Keep the toe splinted.Get a more detailed answer ›
About: 6 weeks. All bones heal in approx 6-8 weeks, . ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Splint: The most common treatment for a fractured toe is splint to prevent movement - usually we 'buddy tape' the toe to the one next to it as a splint. This works since the joints do not line up from toe to toe and so the injured one won't bend. This assumes the toe is relatively well aligned - swelling should be treated with cold packs/ice packs. ...Read more
Will broken toe the very small one heal on its own. My insurance is 1000 dollar deductable it would cost 100 to go to physican then another bone doc?
When fracturing a: Toe the concern would be is the fracture comminuted? Intraarticular? Displaced? Dislocated? The only way to know is via xray...., the decision is yours to make,,,,, ...Read more
I have a broken toe. Doctor taped it to next toe. Wthout a cast the toe can bend. How can it heal?
Time: For a fracture to heal well, you have to keep the two ends of the bone from moving against each other. As long as this is accomplished, you can have movement of the joints around it. In most cases of toe fractures, splinting the toes works well. We then place patients in a stiff shoe or surgical shoe depending on symptoms, alignment and location of the fracture. Sometimes a cast boot is used. Dr l. ...Read more
Could a 2 cm hard groin lymph node be caused by a broken toe that didn't heal properly 6 mo. Ago? No infection that I know of. Noticed it in Oct., and has gotten a bit bigger and I can feel a few more nodes around it.
No: If there is no sign of infection, the nodes are from something else. Since they are getting bigger and more numerous, do check with your family doctor ASAP to find out the cause. ...Read more
How long does a broken toe, torn MCL in foot, torn joint capsule and swelling in the bone take to heal?
Broken toe: If it does look deformed and it's one of the smaller toes you can tape it to an adjoining toe for support. You also need to wear an open toe shoe or a wide shoe. Otherwise you need an evaluation by a doctor. ...Read more
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