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I think my pinky toe is broken, what pain control meds do they give for this small fracture?

I think my pinky toe is broken, what pain control meds do they give for this small fracture?

Depends: The 1st thing to do is to determine if there is a fracture and if the toe alignment is poor. Medication will then be prescribed as deemed needed for the injury. ...Read more

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How do I tell if my pinky toe is broken?

How do I tell if my pinky toe is broken?

X-rays: Seeing a doctor and getting x-rays will tell you if you fractured the toe or not. If you have swelling, bruising and pain of the little toe and movement is reduced or the toe appears out of alignment, it may indicate it is broken. X-rays will make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What's the best way to know if my pinky toe is broken dislocated or sprained?

What's the best way to know if my pinky toe is broken dislocated or sprained?

Have it evaluated.: Pain, swelling, and bruising are signs of a possible fractured or sprained toe. Have it evaluated and x-rayed. ...Read more

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What's a good way to check if my pinky toe is broken, sprained or bruised?

What's a good way to check if my pinky toe is broken, sprained or bruised?

Have it evaluated.: Pain, swelling, and bruising are signs of a possible fractured or sprained toe. Have it evaluated and x-rayed. ...Read more

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How long should it take a broken pinky toe nuckle to heal?

How long should it take a broken pinky toe nuckle to heal?

About 2 weeks: It depends on how big a break it is. If it is out of place may need surgery. If it is simple break, usually tolerable after 2 weeks, fully healed by one month unless you have diabetes or circulatory problem. ...Read more

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How would you know if you havev a broken pinky toe?

Pain, swelling: And bruising after some type of "whacking" to the toe. If it hurts to press on it and to bend it also, it probably is broken. As long as it is only in the toe and not in the foot, you can support it by wearing stiff soled shoes and taping it to the next toe. ...Read more

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

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

This depends: On how much of the nail was broken, if there is an infection or any swelling etc. Usually with antibiotic and bandaid, assuming the broken part was taken off and no infection present one week or less. ...Read more

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