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How Long Does It Take For A Big Toe Fracture To Heal
A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more
Big toe fracture with toenail torn off. How long should swelling and pain persist? Xray was normal 6 months later but still swollen and painful.
OPEN FRACTURE: My question is: When the nail became torn off, was the nail bed cut open exposing the toe bones. If so, this is called an open fracture, with a chance of bone infection. If you were my patient, I would get a CBC, ESR, and MRI, checking for osteomyelitis. The MRI can also detect a non-healing fracture. Good luck. Dr. Latva ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Get evaluated: Most toe fractures without out apparent deformity other than swelling heal with minimal treatment other than stiff soled opened toe shoe +- buddy taping. The great toe needs at least an xray and advice of a podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon as to whether or not surgery is necessary to prevent deformity and or arthritis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You should be able..: You should be able to wear a stiff soled shoe without difficulty. A break in the bones of the toes typically can be treated with splinting as long as it is not near a joint line (intra-articular). If it is, it may need a different type of immobilization such as an apropulsive shoe like a post-operative shoe or shoe such as mbt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best diet and routines i can add to my life to help the healing process of a bone fracture (broken big toe)?
That toe : Fracture is getting to you. Relax, be thankful it was not worse. You didn't tell us how you broke it. One thing you can check is your vitamin d levels, many people are low. Make sure yours are normal, if not supplement as per your doc to get them normal. Again, your injury doesn't sound so severe, so try and relax. Sounds like you will heal fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: A number of factors can affect bone healing- how badly fractured it is, whether it is still in alignment, what the treatment is, and if you smoke, drink a lot of soda and/or caffeine, among other factors. Usually, a time frame of 4-6 weeks is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does it take for a hairline fracture to heal if the fracture is on the tip of the big toe?
6 weeks: Approximately 6 weeks.Get a more detailed answer ›
Stubbed/fractured?: If it is stubbed, then it'll probably be a contusion that will take a few days to subside. If there is bruising under the nail, there's a chance that you'll still see some residual bruising at that nail for up to a year, but the toe would be ok. However, if you fractured the toe, then it's a minimum of 6-8 weeks if you started treating the toe after it was injured. ...Read more
Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more
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