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Should I wear shoes with a broken little toe?

Should I wear shoes with a broken little toe?

Yes: As long as the shoe is not narrow, it should be okay to wear shoes. The stiffer the shoe the better to reduce movement of the 5th digit. ...Read more

Dr. Hubert Lee
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Toe Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a traumatic loss in continuity of the cortex of a bone; it is described as a toe fracture when it involves the digits ...Read more


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How long after a broken toe can I wear shoes?

How long after a broken toe can I wear shoes?

broken toe: Depends on the type of shoe, if it is a closed dress shoe perhaps six weeks, with athletic shoes four weeks. Don't use time as an indicator, when it feels ok then it is ok to wear the shoe. ...Read more

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I had surgery to pin a broken toe 6 months ago. I still can not wear any shoes apart from flip flops. Any suggestions on what to do?

I had surgery to pin a broken toe 6 months ago. I still can not wear any shoes apart from flip flops. Any suggestions on what to do?

F/U with Dr.: Let the Ortho Dr. (or Podiatric surgeon) know, as the toe should be better by now. Did you go through Physical therapy and work through pain meds to decrease inflammation and any swelling etc.-All these things may be important, top work through a little pain, then slowly get back "on your feet again." Good luck. ...Read more

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Two months after displaced last toe fracture. I am unable to wear closed shoes ?

Two months after displaced last toe fracture. I am unable to wear closed shoes
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May need surgery: if a fracture has healed in poor alignment, you may need surgery to have it corrected. ...Read more

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Can i wear regular walking shoes for recovery after big toe fracture?

Thick soles are best: The stiffer the sole of the shoe, the less the toe bends. The less it bends, the faster it heals. ...Read more

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How can you heal a broken toe?

How can you heal a broken toe?

See below: Splint the toes together to decrease motion. You just need to wait should take 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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Is a broken toe serious or not?

Is a broken toe serious or not?

Depends: It depends on how severe the break is. If the toe is very crooked it may need to be reset. Otherwise just immobilize it and it should heal fine. If the break goes into a joint it will create an arthritic issue for you. ...Read more

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What can I do to fix my broken toe?

What can I do to fix my broken toe?

Ice,rest,: Broken toe can be painful, i hope you hade xrays and it showed the break.It is treated by spliniting it to the next toe and heals pretty fast if the break is simple and there is no diplacement , if displaced see orthpedic
take some pain pills and put ice on it and avoid putting pressure on it, you can wear sneakers with padding to avoid contact and pressure
if not xrayed get it done. ...Read more

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Are crutches needed for a broken toe?

Are crutches needed for a broken toe?

Toe fractures: Toe fractures usually do not need crutches if the fracture is non displaced. However, if the fracture is displaced and an implant is used to fix the fracture, there may be need to be off weight bearing using a roller device or crutches. Discuss with your Podiatrist who will explain to you if you need crutches. ...Read more

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Will i need crutches for a broken toe?

Will i need crutches for a broken toe?

Depends: It will depend on the type of broken toe you have. There are some fractures that will need to avoid weight bearing and those typically will need crutches. ...Read more

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What should I do to cure a broken toe?

DPM: Hi:

an x-ray is really the only way to determine what kind of fracture has occurred and the best method for treatment. Please seek out a podiatrist and not treat this on your own. ...Read more

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Will i need crutches for a broken toe?

Will i need crutches for a broken toe?

Depends: It will depend on the type of broken toe you have. There are some fractures that will need to avoid weight bearing and those typically will need crutches. ...Read more

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What's the best way to heal a broken toe?

What's the best way to heal a broken toe?

Splint: The toe to the next toe for 4 weeks. Tape works well. ...Read more

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How long should I keep my broken toe taped?

How long should I keep my broken toe taped?

Toe fracture : Fractures usually take minimum of 6 weeks to heel. Need x-ray to see if its healed. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a broken toe?

Deoends: For a simple, aligned break, broken toe is taped or splinted to adjacent toe. If out of alignment, it will need to be realigned. ...Read more

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Stubbed or broken toe? How to tell difference.

Get an X-ray: An xray will determine if the toe is normal, broken or dislocated. ...Read more

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How can you tell whether you have a broken toe?

Get evaluated: This will probably require a radiograph. See an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon in your area: www.Aofas.Org. ...Read more

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How do you tell a broken toe versus a stubbed toe?

How do you tell a broken toe versus a stubbed toe?

X-rays: Seeing a doctor and getting x-rays performed will tell you if you fractured your toe. ...Read more

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What could I do to stop the pain in my broken toe?

What could  I do to stop the pain in my broken toe?

Rest: Depending on which toe is broken you may be able to splint it. You should have an xray to determine if it is in the right position. Sometimes buddy taping actually opens up a fracture site making it worse. Of course get off your feet and wear comfortable shoes. ...Read more

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What is involved in rehab for a broken toe?

What is involved in rehab for a broken toe?

Maybe not much!: Depending on the toe, pehaps not much for rehab. If it is a 5th toe you would ususally not do much. If it is a great toe or a middle toe, maybe! this would depend on what the therapy was for. Is it postoperative after wires or plates or screws? Usually a broken toe is splinted and when healed, you are done. There may be instances where restoration of motion would be more important & need pt. ...Read more

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Is it safe to walk with a broken toe?

Is it safe to walk with a broken toe?

Yes: Most toe fractures require nothing more than rest and/or taping the toe to an adjacent toe. You can typically walk on the toe without risking further damage. ...Read more

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Is it safe to do yoga with broken toe?

Is it safe to do yoga with broken toe?

Depends on activity: If you are doing yoga positions that place lots of pressure or bends the area of the fracture, probably not a good idea. It also could depend on the area and severity of the broken toe. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a broken toe?

See below: If there is no deformity the toe is usually splinted to the toe next to it and a hard soled shoe is used to prevent motion. ...Read more

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Should I go to the ER for a broken toe?

Depends : if it is in good alignment, you may get more help from a foot/ankle specialist. As long as there is no broken skin, taping the toe and icing is a good idea until you can be seen ...Read more

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Do you have to go to the ER for a broken toe?

Do you have to go to the ER for a broken toe?

Have it evaluated: Need to get it checked and x-rayed to evaluate extent and alignment of fracture. This may dictate treatment. Can see a podiatrist instead of er. ...Read more

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What could I do to heal a fractured/broken toe?

What could I do to heal a fractured/broken toe?

Splint: The most common treatment for a fractured toe is splint to prevent movement - usually we 'buddy tape' the toe to the one next to it as a splint. This works since the joints do not line up from toe to toe and so the injured one won't bend. This assumes the toe is relatively well aligned - swelling should be treated with cold packs/ice packs. ...Read more

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Can you use an elliptical trainer with a broken toe?

Toe fracture: Each fracture has it's own personality. If it is a lesser toe fracture, nonarticular, and can be adequately aligned and protected, the answer may be yes. You want to avoid excess motion at the fracture which would lead to nonunion or malunion. ...Read more

Toes (Definition)

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