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What are the symptoms of having a fractured toe?

What are the symptoms of having a fractured toe?

Pain!: Pain, which increases with pressure or motion. In a younger person with normal bone, either direct or indirect trauma would be required. In an older person, an osteoporitic stress fracture can occur, even with mild dancing!

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


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How do you treat a fractured toe?

How do you treat a fractured toe?

See below: As long as there is not deformity of the toe it is usually splinted to the toe next to it and use a rigid shoe so there is no toe movement.

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What is done for a fractured toe?

What is done for a fractured toe?

Fractured toe: If the fracture is a displaced fracture, then the toe is anesthetized and reduced (meaning the bone segments are re-aligned). This may be done with or without surgery. The toes should be strapped and the foot placed in a shoe that cannot bend at the forefoot.

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How to heal a fractured toe quicker?

You can't: Time heals all wounds. About six weeks give or take two weeks in either direction. If your a smoker i'd stop.

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What do I do if I have a fractured toe?

What do I do if I have a fractured toe?

Buddy splint: First of all, you should visit a podiatrist for an x-ray to ensure it is in good position. If it is, buddy splint the broken toe by taping it to the toe next to it. Put some lambs wool between them for cushioning.

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How long does a fractured toe take to heal?

6 wks: Just as any other fracture, the main phases of bone healing occur in 6 wks. People tend to take toe fractures for granted, but they heal just like any other bone. Bones even continue to heal and remodel up to a year.

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What are the signs of having a fractured toe?

What are the signs of having a fractured toe?

History of injury: To the toe, swelling, pain, black and blue are some of the signs....A diagnosis is made after reviewing an x-ray.

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How long does it take a fractured toe 2 heal?

How long does it take a fractured toe 2 heal?

Varies: In most cases it takes 6 weeks for a bone to heal. If there is any type of illness or if there is continued toe motion it may take longer.

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How long does a fractured toe take to recover?

How long does a fractured toe take to recover?

4 weeks: The small bones of the toe are called phalanges. A phalanx fracture will generally heal in about 4 to 6 weeks depending on your age. Children heal fractures faster than adults. You can use a stiff soled shoe while the fracture is healing.

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What is the recovery time for a fractured toe?

What is the recovery time for a fractured toe?

4-6 weeks: Usually 4-6 weeks depending on the type of fracture. Each person has a different healing potential depending on age and overall health.

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Why can't I bend my fractured toe after weeks?

See doc: For x-ray evaluation. Possibly didn't heal properly. If swollen can prevent bending as well.

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How should I address a broken or fractured toe?

See foot doc: To have x-rays taken to make sure the toe bones are aligned properly, if they are usually a surgical shoe is sufficient. Some docs will wrap or buddy splint the toe as well.

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How long can it take for a fractured toe to heal?

How long can it take for a fractured toe to heal?

Patient dependent: In a perfect world, bones typically take 6-8 weeks to heal. However, improper immobilization, activity on the foot, complications in swelling and/or systemic medical conditions can cause delays in the healing process. Some disease that are known to delay bone healing include diabetes and osteoporosis.

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Please tell me what are signs of a fractured toe?

Please tell me what are signs of a fractured toe?

Pain and swelling: Pain, swelling, and bruising are signs of a possible fractured or sprained toe. Have it evaluated. An x-ray can be taken to identify a possible fracture.

Toes (Definition)

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