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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

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to heal a fractured toe quicker?

Stay off it: You would want to rest it and limit your weight bearing on the fractured area. ...Read more

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What do you think I should do about a fractured toe?

Fractured toe: If you believe you fractured your toe, try
to splint it and go to your foot doctor. You will need an x-ray to check its status.
If it's not displaced, the splint will work on its on. Nonetheless, it needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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What is the best way to quickly heal a fractured toe?

What is the best way to quickly heal a fractured toe?

Takes time: A fractured bone takes 6-8 weeks to heal. You can make sure it heals properly by splinting the broken toe to the next one. You should also get an x-ray of your foot to make sure the fracture is in good position. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a fractured toe to fully heal?

Four to six weeks: It can take 4-6 weeks to heel. Make sure you are getting no more than 1200 mg of calcium with 800units of vitamin d daily to help. ...Read more

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Why can't I bend my fractured toe after it has recovered?

Persistent swelling: On occasion toes remain swollen following a fracture. If this is your cause this will inhibit bending the toe. Another reason may be a torn flexsor tendon. My advise is go back to your podiatrist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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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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How can you tell the difference between a broken toe and a fractured toe?

How can you tell the difference between a broken toe and a fractured toe?

With an X-ray: Semantically, a fractured toe indicates that the bone (phalanges) are actually cracked. It is a broken toe. However, some doctors also call a dislocated toe (without the actual fracture) a broken toe. So when you are told you have a broken toe, you may want to ask specifically if there is a fracture, if it is just dislocated or both! ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a fractured toe?

It depends: Toe strapping and rigid surgical shoe. On occasion if displaced, it may require surgical reduction. ...Read more

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Possible fractured toe. Is there treatment for it?

Likely: Depending on the location and whether a joint is affected can alter treatment plans. In a non-displaced, non-articular (not involving a joint) we often buddy splint the affected toe to it's neighbor for 4 weeks. If the joint is involved there are times when surgery is considered to either remove the fracture fragment or primarily repair the fracture with fixation. ...Read more

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What can I do to protect my fractured toe when I am walking around school?

What can I do to protect my fractured toe when I am walking around school?

See below: Splint the toes together and use a cane to keep people away from your foot. ...Read more

Toes (Definition)

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