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How could I treat a dislocated big toe?

How could I treat a dislocated big toe?

See a MD/DO or DPM: I would see a physician or podiatrist that would feel comfortable reducing it. Before doing so, I would advise that you have xrays done prior to determine if there is a broken bone present, not just in the toe, but in the bone adjacent to the toe, called the metatarsal.

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How to tell if my toe is dislocated?

How to tell if my toe is dislocated?

Suspicion would: Come after an injury and an x-ray would confirm.

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How can I tell if my toe is dislocated?

How can I tell if my toe is dislocated?

Location, location: Expect pain, an angular deformity at the joint and distorted or impossible toe movement in it's normal range.

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How can you tell if you have a dislocated toe?

Deformity: The toe will look deformed and will be very painful.

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What are the complications of leaving a toe dislocated?

What are the complications of leaving a toe dislocated?

Arthritis and Pain: Long term arthritis and pain which can be avoided if treated properly.

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On average, how long will a dislocated toe take to heal?

On average, how long will a dislocated toe take to heal?

Patient dependent: In a perfect world, bones typically take 6-8 weeks to heal, but with a dislocation, the soft tissue disruption can sometimes prolong that. However, improper immobilization, activity on the foot, complications in swelling and/or systemic medical conditions can cause delays in the healing process.

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Can you tell me how long it should take a dislocated toe to heal?

3-6 weeks or so: Please make sure you are seeing a foot specialist who can confirm the diagnosis and also reduce the dislocation.

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How long does it take for soft tissue to heal from a dislocated toe?

Quite a while.: Despite toes being small, the soft tissues can take months to heal after a dislocation, particularly if it was the big toe. Two to four months is not unusual.

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I dislocated my toe yesterday and I have rugby training in a couple days, can I still train?

No: Unless you are into pain. Dislocation causes disruption of tendons and ligaments of the joint and need to heal. Have to set in corrected position.

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I had a broken and dislocated toe in dec. I still limp. Should I be concerned it didn't heal properly? Can a dr can do anything even if it didn't?

I had a broken and dislocated toe in dec. I still limp. Should I be concerned it didn't heal properly? Can a dr can do anything even if it didn't?

Yes: I would be concerned enough to see a podiatrist and yes something can still be done. There are many treatment options and your podiatrist will pick the one right for you. Do not wait much longer.

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Can you dislocate your pinky toe?

Can you dislocate your pinky toe?

Yes: You can dislocate any toe and or any finger. Any joint for that matter can be dislocated.

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I have a broken or dislocated pinky toe?

Get an x-ray.: See a doctor and go for an x-ray. Depending on how long ago it happened and exactly where the fracture is (most pinky toes have 3 bones) will determine the proper treatment.

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How long to my dislocated big toe to heal?

6-8 weeks, sort of..: Depending in the severity of the injury, the toe should be fairly functional in 6-8 weeks, but it will be close to a year before soft tissue remodeling is complete and the joint is "completely healed". Until then, it will likely be stiff after periods of inactivity and also an excellent barometer for impending rainy weather.

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I had 2 dislocated toes. Surgeon put k wires in both. I had them out 2 weeks ago. However the toes are still stiff and not bending. Is this ok?

Normal: It will take some time and physical therapy to recover your mobility. Talk with your physician about getting a referral to physical therapy if you are not already seeing them.

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Hello. I dislocated my toe two weeks ago and it is still swollen; I can move it properly but the swelling worries me a bit. Is this normal? Thanks

Hello. I dislocated my toe two weeks ago and it is still swollen; I can move it properly but the swelling worries me a bit. Is this normal? Thanks

Toe swelling: 2 weeks is getting to the point where swelling should be less, but with the foot (and toes), which are always being "used" (walking) can have little time to really heal well. Try to really rest the foot for several days and take an nsaid, then if it still swells, see the foot dr. Good luck.