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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. ...Read more

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


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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What's the best way to know if my pinky toe is broken dislocated or sprained?

Have it evaluated.: Pain, swelling, and bruising are signs of a possible fractured or sprained toe. Have it evaluated and x-rayed. ...Read more

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My pinky toe hurts very bad when I bend it backwards and forwards and when I stretch it is it broken or dislocated?

My pinky toe hurts very bad when I bend it backwards and forwards and when I stretch it is it broken or dislocated?

An x-ray is the: Best way to determine if your toe is broken or not. Your doc can facilitate that for you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is it possible to dislocate my big toe out of its socket while I was asleep?

Anything is possibl: But highly unlikely unless you fell out of bed or had an unusual injury or neuromuscular condition. ...Read more

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How long do you have to stay off your feet if your dislocated pinkie toe was reduced by a dr 48 hrs ago I'm on crutches and I'm in a lot of pain.

How long do you have to stay off your feet if your dislocated pinkie toe was reduced by a dr 48 hrs ago I'm on crutches and I'm in a lot of pain.

That's gonna hurt: A dislocated pinky toe would be accompanied by significant ligament damage. Ligaments take a long time to heal (4-8 weeks). If it's only been 48 hours, you are still going to have throbbing and inflammation for at least a week or two--elevation, ice, and anti-inflammatory medication will help. You can bear some weight, but a flat post-op shoe will protect it more than a normal shoe. ...Read more

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How long it take to heal ruptured a ligament and dislocated toes and will the doctor put it back in place?

How long it take to heal ruptured a ligament and dislocated toes and will the doctor put it back in place?

See below: Yes, the doctor will relocate the toes. Depending on how the ligaments are treated and the specific injury will determine how long they take to heal. ...Read more

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How do I determine (without an X-ray machine) if I have broken or dislocated the small toe on my right foot?

It can be difficult: Without an x-ray, you may not be able to diagnose a fracture. Some fractures are obvious without an x-ray but some are not. Dislocations often times are easier to diagnose without an x-ray but you won't necessarily be able to diagnose a toe dislocation without an x-ray. In short, if you are concerned about the possibility of a toe fracture or dislocation, see an orthopaedic doctor and get x-rays. ...Read more

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Dislocated my middle toe 10 weeks ago. X-rays show it's not broken, but is in place. Been in a boot for 2 weeks. Still in a lot of pain.

Ok: It may take several weeks to fully recover. Keep seeing the dr. In follow-up exams and let them know you are still with pain. Good luck. ...Read more

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I dislocated my lft big toe where it bends about 8yrs ago. Within the last week I noticed a bulge in the bone &pain. No new injury. What's going on?

I dislocated my lft big toe where it bends about 8yrs ago. Within the last week I noticed a bulge in the bone &pain. No new injury. What's going on?

Hallux Limitus,,,,,: , is the fancy term for what you probably have. After an injury to a joint, one may develop arthritis in it years later. This can be stiffness in the joint or sometimes pain and sometimes lumpy bone growing around the joint....Sounds like this is what you are feeling as a "bulge". If it does not hurt or limit activity, often we do nothing. Podiatrist visit may help. ...Read more

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I dislocated my big toe. I never went to a doctor and now that it's healed, it won't bend. It does not hurt and I walk fine. Is this a bad thing?

Dislocation: It's not a bad thing if not painful but not being able to bend it will cause a problem and get hallux rigidus and cartilage damage. Should get it checked by a local podiatrist. ...Read more

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Can a dislocated big toe be the cause of lower back pain?

Not really, except..: First, if it's still dislocated it needs to be fixed. Please see a doctor if so! Second, your toe may cause you to walk oddly to protect it, so in that sense, it may contribute to back pain. Otherwise, it really shouldn't cause any back problems. ...Read more

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I dislocated my baby toe over 6 years ago. It still hurts when I rub the joint. It starts aching. What could be causing this?

I dislocated my baby toe over 6 years ago. It still hurts when I rub the joint. It starts aching. What could be causing this?

Collateral damage.: Dislocations can also be accompanied with fractures, soft tissue tears and nerve damage. To resolve you problem, a thorough evaluation would be beneficial and necessary to getting to the bottom of things. ...Read more

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Diagnosed today with a dislocated big toe and 2 large bone cysts. Told I need surgery.. How is the surgery done? What's the recovery process?

Diagnosed today with a dislocated big toe and 2 large bone cysts. Told I need surgery.. How is the surgery done? What's the recovery process?

Dislocated toe: It seems like to have 2 separate conditions. A dislocated toe would simply be reduced to the anatomical position and possibly held in place with a wire or screw until it completely heals. This typically would be anywhere from 6-8 weeks. Cysts in the bone may be due to many causes and would depend on the type of cyst as well as location. ...Read more

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What could cause constant foot (big toe) dislocations? I do not do any sports or any similar activity that could cause it... I am 22 years old female.

What could cause constant foot (big toe) dislocations? I do not do any sports or any similar activity that could cause it... I am 22 years old female.

Joint instability: Your condition is very uncommon. However, without a history of trauma a dislocating joint is usually related to excessive flexibility in the joint. Patients can be born with this tendency which could be treated with taping our splinting or surgery in some instances. ...Read more