My piggy toe broke - Doctor answers

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How do I know if I broke a toe?

How do I know if I broke a toe?

Pain: Usually a broken toe will swell, bruise, painful to touch, can't move it without pain, and maybe appear misaligned. The only way to be sure about a fracture is to get an x-ray. ...Read more

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Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more


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How do you know if you broke a toe? What can help the pain?

How do you know if you broke a toe? What can help the pain?

Broken toe?: The most direct way to know if you have a broken toe would be to get an X-Ray of that toe. And a broken toe does hurt a lot, and NSAIDS potentially slow down the healing of bone, so it would be wise to get to an urgent care center for an X-Ray. ...Read more

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Why is my toe is still bothering me if I broke it almost a year ago?

Why is my toe is still bothering me if I broke it almost a year ago?

Get an x-ray: Need to have a new x-ray done to see if the bone has healed or completely healed. ...Read more

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I broke my middle toe a few years ago and when it healed it went bent. How can I straighten it?

I broke my middle toe a few years ago and when it healed it went bent. How can I straighten it?

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

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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?

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

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Hi I think I've broke my toe?

Hi I think I've broke my toe?

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

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I think I broke one of my toes - how can I tell?

I think I broke one of my toes - how can I tell?

XRAY: The only way to tell for sure is with an x-ray. Signs of a fracture would include pain and swelling and stiffness around the fracture site. ...Read more

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Broke my 3 middle toes by kicking metal pole so now what do I do!?

Broke my 3 middle toes by kicking metal pole so now what do I do!?

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

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What to do if I can't point my toes, because I broke it a long time ago?

What to do if I can't point my toes, because I broke it a long time ago?

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

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Broke my toe, what to do?

See a doctor.: You should see a doctor, get an x-ray to determine which bone/bones are broken and appropriate treatment. Surgery is usually not indicated. ...Read more

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How to know if I broke my toe?

How to know if I broke my toe?

X-ray: If painful and swollen, there may be a break. Need x-ray to help determine. See podiatrist and have it evaluated. Sometimes other radiographic studies are needed. ...Read more

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What should I do if I broke my toe?

What should I do if I broke my toe?

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

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How to determine if I broke my toe?

How to determine if I broke my toe?

Get an X-ray: The only way you can tell is if you have an x-ray. You need to go especially if it becomes swollen, bruised and/or painful. ...Read more

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How can you tell if I broke my big toe?

How can you tell if I broke my big toe?

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

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Broke proximal phahux toe how long to heal?

6-8 weeks: Is the approximate time. For a toe, make sure when you walk the digit is protected. The propulsive phase of gait will put pressure on the toe which could reinjure or delay healing. ...Read more

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I think I broke my toe, so what happens now?

Go to foot doc: Will xray and see how bad, if bone broke in the joint? If it broke into many pieces or a clean break....All this important to know. ...Read more

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In what way can I tell if I broke my big toe?

Unless it is: Obviously deformed - an x-ray will be required to make this determination. ...Read more