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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Board Certified, Podiatry
36 years in practice
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I think my pinky toe is broken, what pain control meds do they give for this small fracture?

Dr. Arnold Beresh
Board Certified, Podiatry
36 years in practice
35M people helped
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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Dr. Bret Boyle
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Dr. Joseph Newman
Board Certified, Podiatry
27 years in practice
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How do I tell if my pinky toe is broken?

Dr. Joseph Newman
Board Certified, Podiatry
27 years in practice
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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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Dr. Bret Boyle
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Board Certified, Podiatry
17 years in practice
14M people helped
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What's the best way to know if my pinky toe is broken dislocated or sprained?

Dr. Payam Rafat
Board Certified, Podiatry
17 years in practice
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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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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Board Certified, Dermatology
39 years in practice
12M people helped
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Painful. How do you know if a right pinky toe is broken or just bruised?

Dr. Joseph Eastern
Board Certified, Dermatology
39 years in practice
12M people helped
Painful. How do you know if a right pinky toe is broken or just bruised?

Xray: Only your radiologist knows for sure.

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Dr. Bret Boyle
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23 years in practice
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Dr. Bryan Reuss
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
16 years in practice
126K people helped
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How do you know if pinky toe is broken or just bruised?

Dr. Bryan Reuss
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
16 years in practice
126K people helped
How do you know if pinky toe is broken or just bruised?

An XRAY: An xray is truly the only way. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
Board Certified, Podiatry
17 years in practice
14M people helped
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What's a good way to check if my pinky toe is broken, sprained or bruised?

Dr. Payam Rafat
Board Certified, Podiatry
17 years in practice
14M people helped
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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Dr. Diane Minich
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
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I have a crooked pinky toe and I might have broken it. Will the break fix the crookedness or do I need to get it fixed? Or can I let it go?

Dr. Diane Minich
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
18M people helped

See podiatrist: or orthopedic dooctor and have it evaluated, We cannot guess over the internet. ...Read more

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Dr. George Valdez
Board Certified, Family Medicine
5M people helped
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How long should it take a broken pinky toe nuckle to heal?

Dr. George Valdez
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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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Dr. Eleanor Host
Board Certified, Family Medicine
24 years in practice
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How would you know if you havev a broken pinky toe?

Dr. Eleanor Host
Board Certified, Family Medicine
24 years in practice
289K people helped

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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Dr. Marc Foucher
Board Certified, Podiatry
24 years in practice
176K people helped
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I have a broken or dislocated pinky toe?

Dr. Marc Foucher
Board Certified, Podiatry
24 years in practice
176K people helped
I have a broken or dislocated pinky toe?

Get an x-ray.: See a doctor and go for an x-ray. Depending on how long ago it happened and exactly where the fracture is ( most pinky toes have 3 bones) will determine the proper treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Bret Boyle
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