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Is there physical therapy for a broken big toe?

Is there physical therapy for a broken big toe?

Depends: That depends on if your toe is healed, correctly aligned and the age of your injury. As a general rule, activity of life is enough to work on range of motion after a big toe fracture. But if you are struggling with motion or prolonged pain than a visit to your physical therapist would be beneficial. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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On first day of physical therapy it was painful walking heel to toe and my foot swelled up is this normal?

On first day of physical therapy it was painful walking heel to toe and my foot swelled up is this normal?

Could happen: Its very nature that when you start with physical therapy you feel some pain and swelling, but with more you are doing better and more confortable. ...Read more

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What to expect at physical therapy for tendonitis (foot)?

What to expect at physical therapy for tendonitis (foot)?

Fast recovery: Fast recovery. Therapy will help to get back the rang of motion and reduce the edema. ...Read more

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Any tips? What should I expect at physical therapy for tendonitis (foot)?

Any tips? What should I expect at physical therapy for tendonitis (foot)?

You will have a: Lot of stretching, strengthening, and some activity and postural correction depending on where the tendonitis is located. ...Read more

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I observe majority of people are asymmetrical walking- 1 foot >everted than other. Why is physical therapy always forcing symmetry in patients?

I observe majority of people are asymmetrical walking- 1 foot >everted than other. Why is physical therapy always forcing symmetry in patients?

Body is assymetrical: The body is assymetrical to some extent. I don't think a goal of pt is forced symmetry. Perhaps your observations are not entirely correct. Are they based on barefoot gait on level surfaces? Do the subjects have any other problems such as limb length inequality? Random observations are sometimes anecdotal and the # of samples involved may be too small to draw any conclusions from. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of not getting physical therapy after my foot surgery?

What are the consequences of not getting physical therapy after my foot surgery?

PT: Is important after surgery or injury to foot. Reduces pain, swelling, increases range of motion and strength. Usually gets you walking normally quicker. ...Read more

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Serious foot pain issues after accident, should I go through physical therapy?

Serious foot pain issues after accident, should I go through physical therapy?

Accident: Your treating physician will make that determination. See your podiatrist if you haven't already and they will work together as a team for your benefit. ...Read more

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My insurance will not cover physical therapy for my foot. What am I supposed to do for therapy before the 29th of this month.

My insurance will not cover physical therapy for my foot. What am I supposed to do for therapy before the 29th of this month.

Options include: Paying for it yourself, asking your doctor to possibly show you something you can do yourself. ...Read more

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What can I expect at physical therapy for tendonitis in my foot?

What can I expect at physical therapy for tendonitis in my foot?

Exercise: Stretching exercises with or without added heat or ultrasound therapy is the usual, along with occasionally taping before exercise or special insoles for your shoes. ...Read more

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How soon after amputation does physical therapy begin? When can I expect to begin physical therapy after my foot amputation? .

How soon after amputation does physical therapy begin? When can I expect to begin physical therapy after my foot amputation? .

Immediately: Physical therapy and occupational therapy after a major amputation should start immediately to learn how to move around the house and do activities of daily living without using the affected leg. Once the wound is healed and the person is allowed to bear weight physical therapy changes the focus towards walking. This may be delayed by the need to have a custom fit device for walking. ...Read more

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My patella repair surgery was $/11/17 and I'm about a month into physical therapy, but still have selling that goes down to foot and pain, is this com?

My patella repair surgery was $/11/17 and I'm about a month into physical therapy, but still have selling that goes down to foot and pain, is this com?

Can be: Swelling after surgery can be normal because of the increased blood flow to the leg seem after surgery, can be related to excessive bleeding or even a blood clot. I'd recommend checking with your surgeon to be sure ...Read more

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My foot is weak from when I broke it two years ago. I never had physical therapy done. I believe I have plantar faciaitis, is this a possibility?

My foot is weak from when I broke it two years ago. I never had physical therapy done. I believe I have plantar faciaitis, is this a possibility?

Possible: Weakness to the foot after a fracture can be due to a number of causes, including plantar fasciitis. Best to see your family doctor or orthopedist to confirm a diagnosis and provide you a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Burning pain from lower back, to right butt all the way to my right foot. Can't sleep at night. Undergoing physical therapy for 2 yrs. Rite dr. Needed?

Burning pain from lower back, to right butt all the way to my right foot. Can't sleep at night. Undergoing physical therapy for 2 yrs. Rite dr. Needed?

Given Your Pain: I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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Hi I never did this. Well my foot doctor told me I have bursitis in my right heel he gave me a shot that didn't help and I did physical therapy and did?

Hi I never did this. Well my foot doctor told me I have bursitis in my right heel he gave me a shot that didn't help and I did physical therapy and did?

Common: If you had 'bursitis' of the heel injections may not help and if you had a component of plantar fascitis then PT ('coke- bottle' stretches etc.) is very commonly effective. Best of Luck! ...Read more

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I had foot surgery on my left foot to fix my flat foot and the doctor said that they fused my bone and put a screw. When can I walk? Physical therapy?

This discussion: Should ONLY take place with your surgeon. From your description it is unclear if you had a subtalar stent placed in or if you had a flatfoot reconstruction. If a subtalar stent was put in then the "screw" isn't really a screw its an implant and it did not get placed into any bone, rather was placed ina a canal between the ones. ...Read more

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My heal is hurting what should I do? About 3 months ago I rolled my ankle on the tile falling from the stairs. I have been attending physical therapy. They said it was just an ankle sprain and my toes would get numb. Now my heal hurts so bad I can hardly

My heal is hurting what should I do? About 3 months ago I rolled my ankle on the tile falling from the stairs. I have been attending physical therapy. They said it was just an ankle sprain and my toes would get numb. Now my heal hurts so bad I can hardly

You: You absolutely should get it x-rayed to make sure you don't have a stress fracture.

That being said, your choice of the words "on fire" and "numb" make me suspect a nerve injury. Tarsal tunnel syndrome is a possibility, but this usually comes on gradually, not right after trauma. You may have a nerve impingement, or something called neuropraxia, which is when a nerve gets stretched suddenly, which you might have done when you fell.

Your first order of business is to get whatever is causing your pain diagnosed. You can either go to a podiatrist or an orthopedic surgeon, have an x-ray, and see about the condition of the nerves in your foot & ankle.

Good luck! ...Read more

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Why can't my friend walk if all she has is a broken big toe?

Why can't my friend walk if all she has is a broken big toe?

See below: Depending on the severity of the fracture she may not be able to accomodate for the pain in her big toe. ...Read more

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What will a doctor do for a broken big toe?

What will a doctor do for a broken big toe?

Needs treatment: Depends on the type and location of the break. Sometimes its just a special shoe. Sometimes it needs to be 'set' (closed reduction) and sometimes it even needs surgery. Not treating these often leads o problems. Suggest you see a foot specialist. ...Read more

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What can the doctor do to fix a broken big toe?

What can the doctor do to fix a broken big toe?

Few things: Conservative treatment would be a splint, possibly a digital cast. Sometimes just a surgical shoe. If it is badly broken surgery may be recommended. ...Read more

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I have a broken big toe and the bruise keeps getting bigger?

I have a broken big toe and the bruise keeps getting bigger?

Not uncommon: For "bruising" to spread in few few days due to swelling and breaking of small blood vessels. However, if pain is spreading or worsening, consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I treat a broken big toe?

See a Podiatrist: Broken big toe is usually more complicated than other toes. If break is out of alignment, will need to be realigned. May need splint, cast and/or cast shoe. How do you know it is broken.? See a podiatrist. ...Read more

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What can I do for a broken big toe?

What can I do for a broken big toe?

A lot depends...: On where the break is at. If it is not into a joint, there should be some degree of worry about displacement as well. Rest, ice, compression, elevation and splinting will help. See a podiatrist for an x-ray and make sure it doesn't get worse. ...Read more

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How long does it takes for a broken big toe to heal?

How long does it takes for a broken big toe to heal?

Bone takes: 6-8 weeks to heal on average. Can be a little shorter or a little longer. Smoking and low vitamin d levels will possibly slow healing. ...Read more

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How long would it take for a broken big toe to heal?

Usually 6 weeks: Toe bones typically take about 6 weeks to heal well enough to return to normal everyday activities and shoes. ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Giannini
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