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Please help! what is the most comfortable toe splint you can get for correcting toe alignment after surgery?

Please help! what is the most comfortable toe splint you can get for correcting toe alignment after surgery?

Comfort: Is dependent on the person wearing it. What works well for one may not for another. Are you referring to hammertoe surgery? Or bunion surgery? If bunions, darco makes a nice product called the great toe splint. For hammertoes, i usually bandage with coban for the patients for first 4 weeks, by then, they copy my technique if they want to continue strapping. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Galland
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Splint (Definition)

A splint can be any type of external protection device designed to shield a bone or joint from injury. It may be used prophylactically to prevent injury or protect an injured bone or ...Read more


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61 yr. female; avid swimmer: avulsion fr. in big toe: no pain splint and crutches when can I return to swimming?

61 yr. female; avid swimmer: avulsion fr. in big toe: no pain splint and crutches when can I return to swimming?

I think it depends: Whe the avulsion took place on the bone and the size of it. I just had a patient with a smal avulsion at the joint level. She has no pain or swelling, the only excercise I gave permission for was swimming. The weight bearing is what concerns me more. ...Read more

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What can be done for a broken toe that was not splinted, now many years later it is humped and painful?

Surgical correction: At this time, splitting this will not help. You will need surgical intervention at this time to correct the deformity if it hurts you. See a podiatrist and this can be fixed easily. ...Read more

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I broke my pinky toe and the doctor splinted it to the two toes next to it. It seemed to hurt more. When i removed the tape it was dark at the base. ?

I broke my pinky toe and the doctor splinted it to the two toes next to it. It seemed to hurt more. When i removed the tape it was dark at the base. ?

Bruising: Bruising is normal with fractures. Sounds like your doctor was trying to immobilize your pinkie toe by splinting. Sometimes the homeopathic remedy arnica 30c (available in health food stores) will help reduce the bruising and swelling. ...Read more

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3 weeks ago, I was diagnosed to have a fracture in a form of split in the middle phalanx of my right leg big toe and put a splint. Should I remove it?

3 weeks ago, I was diagnosed to have a fracture in a form of split in the middle phalanx of my right leg big toe and put a splint. Should I remove it?

Toe Fracture: If it is a toe fracture (phalynx) and not the big toe or a fracture in the foot then a splint is unnecessary. Tape the effected toe to the one next to it for a week or two and you should be set. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to create a splint for my toe?

Buddy toe splint: Take sports tape or coban and wrap the affected toe three times and then wrap the adjacent toe medial or laterally three times. This only applies to toes 2 thru 5. If its the big toe, wrap the big toe three times and then wrap around the midfoot. Do not wrap it over the adjacent toe. This is due to the independent motion of the big toe vs other lesser toes. ...Read more

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If a broken toe needs to be put on a splint, how long can I wait before doing so?

Right away: If you have a broken toe, it needs to be splinted right away. Buddy taping is frequently used. Sometimes a walking boot may be helpful to further immobilize it or a surgical shoe. If it is to be casted, it may wait 2-3 days for the swelling to diminish, so it would not hand loose, however, it is to be splinted right away one way or another. ...Read more

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Is there some sort of splint (that actually works) that can hold the big toe away from the second toe?

Is there some sort of splint (that actually works) that can hold the big toe away from the second toe?

Yes: Most of the splint are used at night and can be found in a catalog or drug store. During the day you can use a toe spacer. They will not correct the positon of the toe forever. ...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