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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

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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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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?

Depends if....: Displaced or not. A simple non displace fracture is normally treated by immobilization to the next toe and a special shoe. If bad displacement then surgery may be needed. ...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?

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

Dr. Dennis Giannini
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