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Treatment For Broken Pinky Toe
Ulnar gutter cast: It matters where the break is, but usually an ulnar gutter cast that crosses the wrist and includes the small and ring finger will stabilize a small finger fracture and allow it to heal. Sometimes if the fracture involves just the tip of the finger a small finger splint can be used. ...Read more
Usually splinting: Most toe fractures, if in good alignment, will respond well to splinting. Taping the fractured toe to the adjacent toe(s) for several weeks(3-6) along with a good, stiff shoe or surgical shoe is usually adequate. If concerns, have it evaluated. Not all fracture respond with simple treatment. If misalignment or continued pain, have an examination. Dr l. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Likely: Depending on the location and whether a joint is affected can alter treatment plans. In a non-displaced, non-articular (not involving a joint) we often buddy splint the affected toe to it's neighbor for 4 weeks. If the joint is involved there are times when surgery is considered to either remove the fracture fragment or primarily repair the fracture with fixation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My pinky toe, bone under pinky toe and side of foot by pinky toe has been numb for 2 months. What could be causing this?
May or may not heal.: The area you are having numbness in seems to be totally delineated by the 1st sacral dermatome. The dysfunctional nerves could be in the back's sacral area, the peroneal nerve in the knee area, the lateral plantar and/or the sural nerves in the foot. Something has disrupted the nerve impulse along this route and the result is numbness. To remove all doubt, a neurologist needs to be consulted. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I got injured in pinky finger and it got dislocated and fracture .. dislocation is corrected and idoc has put splint for fracture . recovery time ?
Cyanosis: Cyanosis can be a manifestation of a systemic diease see your doctor. ...Read more
Bruised my little toe, sprained my left wrist & ripped my toe nail off, any tips for healing process?
Re: ingrown Toenail: If you are diabetic, make and appointment to see a healthcare professional immediately. Be alert for signs of infection including redness swelling and drainage (fluid or pus). A portion or the entire nail may need to be removed by the doctor (under local anesthesia in a clean/aseptic environment of course). Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Medical intervention: An evaluation and treatment by an orthopedic surgeon or a podiatrist. ...Read more
Is a wrist brace useful on a badly sprained wrist? And how should brusing on the back of the hand on the finger bone taken care of? Buddy taping mabye
Fractures in fingers: May need additional wrsit support to fully immobilize that fracture. The tendons that move the finger originate in the forearm, above the wrist toward the elbow. Wrist motion can cause tendon motion and in turn finger motion. Much depends on the type, location, pattern, stability, direction of the fracture. It may seem like too much but there is often a good reason. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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