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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! ...Read more

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Dr. Ira Katz
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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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