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How do you help heal a broken toe?

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. ...Read more

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


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How to heal a broken toe?

How to heal a broken toe?

Open toe shoe splint: Splinting helps not disturbing it, wear open toe shoes. ...Read more

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How can you heal a broken toe?

How can you heal a broken toe?

See below: Splint the toes together to decrease motion. You just need to wait should take 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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What's the best way to heal a broken toe?

Splint: The toe to the next toe for 4 weeks. Tape works well. ...Read more

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How do you make a broken toe heal?

How do you make a broken toe heal?

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

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How much time for broken toe to heal?

How much time for broken toe to heal?

About 6 weeks: But you should wear a surgical shoe. ...Read more

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How can I heal my broken toe quickly?

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

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How long will it take a broken toe to heal?

How long will it take a broken toe to heal?

Bone takes about: 6 weeks to heal give or take two weeks in either direction. Buddy splinting the digits or a surgical shoe are good for broken toes. ...Read more

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What do you put on broken toe to make it heal?

What do you put on broken toe to make it heal?

Depends: If there is no deformity of the toe then you can use tape to splint it to the other toe. ...Read more

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How long willit take for a broken toe to heal?

About six weeks: Depending on severity of fracture as well as which toe, pain most likely will not last that long. ...Read more

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How long should it take for a broken toe to heal?

6-8 weeks: 6-8 weeks. Avoid propulsion. You can wear a surgical shoe or buddy splint the toe. ...Read more

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What do you do with a broken toe to heal it quickly?

What do you do with a broken toe to heal it quickly?

Immobilization: Of fracture is essential to speed up healing. ...Read more

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How long does it normally take a broken toe to heal?

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

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What should you put on a broken toe to make it heal?

Tape splint/: "buddy taping to the next toe will provide support to the fracture and partial pain relief. ...Read more

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I need help to make my broken toe heal before homecoming?

See below: Soak the foot in warm water with epsom salt to help any swelling. Splint the toes together and wear a wide stiff shoe. ...Read more

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How long should a broken toe be bandaged for to heal properly?

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

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How do you know if you have a broken toe and how can you heal it?

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

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What could I do to heal a fractured/broken toe?

What could I do to heal a fractured/broken toe?

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

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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

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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

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How long does a broken toe, torn MCL in foot, torn joint capsule and swelling in the bone take to heal?

How long does a broken toe, torn MCL in foot, torn joint capsule and swelling in the bone take to heal?

Approx 6-8 weeks.: In healthy people, most bones take 6-8 weeks to heal. However, the body continues the healing process for a full year after injury or surgery. So for example if you had an MRI it will still show activity even after the 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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How to tape a broken toe?

Tape to next toe: Taping a broken toe next to the neighboring toe helps to stabilize it while healing ...Read more

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What leads to broken toe?

Trauma: Usually a broken toe is the result of a trauma; stubbing, crushing, etc. ...Read more

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What to do for a broken toe?

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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What to do for a broken toe?

What to do for a broken toe?

Would depend: If dislocated or broken in joint (intraarticular) if not splinting the toe and surgical shoe is good. Ice to reduce swelling if present. ...Read more

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Can icing a broken toe help?

Yes: We call it rice rest, ice, compression and elevation. The toe should be stabilized as well especially depending on which one it is. Compression can be achieved with coban or coflex wrapping. Post op shoe is advisable as well to prevent further problems for 6 weeks or depending on the toe if it is not the big toe buddy splint it to the neighboring toe place a pad between them first. ...Read more

Toes (Definition)

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