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Dr. David Laha answered:

What is the treatment for toe fracture?

Usually splinting

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Most toe fractures, if in good alignment, will respond well to splinting. Taping the fractured toe to the adjacent toe(s) for several weeks(3-6) along with a good, stiff shoe or surgical shoe is usually adequate. If concerns, have it evaluated. Not all fracture respond with simple treatment. If misalignment or continued pain, have an examination. Dr L
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel answered:

What are the tests for toe fracture?

X-ray

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We take X-rays to determine if there are any fractures
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Dr. Brandon Macy answered:

How bad is 1 mm Phalanax great toe fracture ?

A fracture is a

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fracture. If you're talking about a1 mm. gap between the fragments, then it isn't much of a healing problem. A gap of 2 mm. or more is more of a problem and the fracture needs to be reduced by manipulation under local anesthesia or sometimes via surgical reduction.
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Dr. David Laha answered:

What will happen if I leave my toe fracture alone, will it heal on its own?

Usually

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As long as the toe is in good alignment and it feels like it is improving, then it should heal. Stay in a stiff shoe and limit activity to tolerance. See your podiatrist is concerns
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Dr. David Laha answered:

What are the symptoms that can follow a toe fracture?

Pain and swelling

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Usually pain and swelling along with bruising is present. Sometimes deformity, misalignment, is present. Have it evaluated if pain is not improving, deformity is present or any concerns. Dr L
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Dr. Vern M. Chuba answered:

What happens if you don't straighten out a toe after a displaced toe fracture?

Shoe fitting problem

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It could heal in a bad position. This could lead to a fused toe in a bad position leading to shoe wear problems.
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Need doctor's help! What do they do for a big toe fracture?

Get evaluated

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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
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Can a toe fracture cause nerve damage to my toe?

Unlikely

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It is unlikely for a toe fracture to cause permanent nerve damage
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What is the main difference between a toe fracture and a sprain?

Bone vs soft tissue

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A toe fracture means one of the bones are broken, a sprain is a tear or strain of the soft tissues such as tendons or ligaments.
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I had a toe fracture when I was 11. I'm 27 now and when I walk I am getting pain on my fractured area. Could they be related?

Possibly

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Depending on the toe the Fracture could have healed in a slightly deformed position causing early arthritis in the joint in the toe. Going to see a doctor to get an X-ray of the foot could possibly show this. If this is truly painful a fusion of the joint may be required to remove this pain.
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