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Treat Dislocated 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.See 1 more doctor answer
Should my dislocated big toe and 2 large bone cysts be treated soon? Went undiagnosed until recently. Made worse by accident april 2013
If you have pain: Then definately yes. And if not, sounds like at some point it needs to be addressed...Why are you putting it off?See 1 more doctor answer
2 to 4 weeks: If treated.Get a more detailed answer ›
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.See 1 more doctor answer
See below: Pain, swelling, deformity.Get a more detailed answer ›
3-6 weeks or so: Please make sure you are seeing a foot specialist who can confirm the diagnosis and also reduce the dislocation.
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.
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.
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.