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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. ...Read more
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? ...Read more
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. ...Read more
See below: Pain, swelling, deformity.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
Have it evaluated.: Pain, swelling, and bruising are signs of a possible fractured or sprained toe. Have it evaluated and x-rayed. ...Read more
Xray: Will reveal.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Anything is possibl: But highly unlikely unless you fell out of bed or had an unusual injury or neuromuscular condition. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Three years ago I dislocated the bone right under my big toe. Now ever so ofton if I get a excruciating pain in the area that last 30 seconds. Ideas?
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?
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
I'm on vacation abroad and dislocated my pinky toe. I'm icing & elevating it & taking Advil but we having walking tours all week. Any suggestions?
Broke my toe four days ago. Swelling, bruising, pain went down, but it's twisted and possibly dislocated. Is there any point in treating it this late?
Certainly: See a podiatrist as soon as possible. He or she may be able to help. ...Read more
I dislocated my pinky toe a week ago, Dr. Took X-Rays, numbed my toe and popped it back in place. Followed up and he said I need surgery? My tissue he
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.
See an orthopedist: How did you dislocate all these joints? ...Read more