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Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
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How long does it take for a big toe fracture to heal?

How long does it take for a big toe fracture to heal?

6 to 8 weeks: Usually at a minimum 6 to 8 weeks but pain swelling persists longer, but must have the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Fracture (Definition)

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


Dr. John Callahan
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How long DES it take to heal bone fracture in 81 year old after surgery (big toe fracture and wrist dislocation)?

6-8 weeks: Bone fractures are generally healed completely in 6-8 weeks. It is safe to say there is some degree of osteoporosis in a 81 year old but this is a general rule. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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Dr. Steven Sheskier
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Need doctor's help! what do they do for a big toe fracture?

Need doctor's help! what do they do for a big toe fracture?

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 more

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Dr. Grace Torres-Hodges
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Can i wear regular walking shoes for recovery after big toe fracture?

Can i wear regular walking shoes for recovery after big toe fracture?

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 more

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Dr. David Laha
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How long does it take for a toe fracture to heal?

How long does it take for a toe fracture to heal?

1-2 months: Healing depends on alignment, persons ability to heal and how well you take care of it. You can have residual soreness for several months. Wear a good stiff shoe and limit your activity. Dr l. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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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)?

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 more

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Dr. Joseph Newman
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How long does it take for a fracture in a big toe to heal?

How long does it take for a fracture in a big toe to heal?

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 more

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Dr. Ronald Oberman
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How long willit take for a fractured big toe to heal?

How long willit take for a fractured big toe to heal?

6 weeks: For bone to heal if properly immobilized. Soft tissue swelling will most likely take a lot longer to completely resolve. ...Read more

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Dr. Grace Torres-Hodges
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Can someone tell me how long will it take for my stubbed/fractured big toe to heal?

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

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Broken bone is also known as Fracture. A bone fracture is a condition in which there is a break in the bone. It can be caused by a high force injury or it may result from a previous medical condition that involves weakening of the bone. Common symptoms include severe pain, swelling of the surrounding ...Read more


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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


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