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My Piggy Toe Broke
Get an x-ray: Need to have a new x-ray done to see if the bone has healed or completely healed. ...Read more
Bent toe: Typically after a broken toe that is malaligned (bent in a direction that is different than straight) heals that way, it stays that way. Most often, the answer is a surgical correction of the toe. This is normally a procedure that is completed quickly and has relatively good results. Talk to a podiatrist to further answer your questions! ...Read more
I'm quite sure I broke my index & middle toes 2 weeks ago- I have been religiously follow rules of rice. When should I stop icing?
RICE therapy: Icing should be for the first day or two to minimize swelling. After that, heat, to promote the healing process, 20 minutes off and on. ...Read more
GET RICED.: Well if you think you did, then more than likely you did. Either way, you need to start treating it immediately. Get RICED. You need to REST it. You need to put ICE on it. You need to apply mild COMPRESSION to help steady it. You need to ELEVATE it. Lastly, if necessary, you need to see a DOCTOR. ...Read more
Toe fracture: If there is a break in the skin you must seek emergency medical treatment because it is considered an open fracture. Otherwise see a podiatrist to get xrays and treatment. ...Read more
Can't advise: You need a medical evaluation to determine how the injury has effected your foot/ toes. Encourage you to see your podiatrist for an assessment. ...Read more
I broke my toes over a month ago, they healed like don't hurt anymore, but they are still black. Will it ever go back to normal??
Should resolve: Eccychmosis should resolve in 5 to 6 weeks. ...Read more
What to do if I broke both of my big toes, one about three weeks ago and the other last week, while on pointe forbehind. Does anybody (maybe some fellow dancers?
Splint: In most cases of a non displaced fracture of a toe, tape splinting it to the next toe and using a hard-soled shoe or a doctor- dispensed trauma shoefor several weeks is all that is necessary; except for ice and elevation to reduce swelling. If an x ray reveals a displaced fracture, then surgical reduction could be considered. ...Read more
Bruising & swelling: Usually with a break, there is bleeding from the bone which leads to swelling and bruising to the toe and surrounding area. This is not always the case, but when I see this, I always take an x-ray to see. There is some degree of pain when the toe is moved at the site of the injury. ...Read more
It depends how it has been treated.
If it has been immobilized and your are not putting weight on it, it should take about 4 weesk. ...Read more
Get an xray: And you can see if it is broken.... ...Read more
6+ weeks...: Is how long it takes for broken bones to heal. As far as driving is concerned, it is more a matter of how severe the break was and when you can comfortably and safely stop your car in an emergency. ...Read more
A: A broken toe is usually buddy taped to the toe next to it. However, if you believe your toe may be broken and the skin overlying the toe is broken, you need to get it checked; as this can lead to an infection of the bone. ...Read more
Possible fracture: If you see a podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon they will physically examine you, obtain a medical history and get x-rays. The x-rays will show if there is a fracture. ...Read more