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How To Splint A Broken Big Toe
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below: A stiffed sole open to shoe would be best. ...Read more
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X-rays: Seeing a doctor and getting x-rays will tell you if you fractured the toe or not. ...Read more
With an X-ray: Semantically, a fractured toe indicates that the bone (phalanges) are actually cracked. It is a broken toe. However, some doctors also call a dislocated toe (without the actual fracture) a broken toe. So when you are told you have a broken toe, you may want to ask specifically if there is a fracture, if it is just dislocated or both! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on the cause: Some causes of swelling of the toes can include systemic problems such as hypertension, gout, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, and tendonitis, tight shoes) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6-8 weeks, sort of..: Depending in the severity of the injury, the toe should be fairly functional in 6-8 weeks, but it will be close to a year before soft tissue remodeling is complete and the joint is "completely healed". Until then, it will likely be stiff after periods of inactivity and also an excellent barometer for impending rainy weather. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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