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What do you do if your big toe is broken?

What do you do if your big toe is broken?

See podiatrist: To HAV e it x-rayed and evaluated. You need to know if the fracure is involved with the joint and also if it is comminuted (multiple pieces). Please do not....Do nothing. The big toe is very important in walking - do not underestimate this injury. ...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 do you know if your foot is really broken?

How do you know if your foot is really broken?

Broken foot : If your not sure if its broken and have had an xray and an exam that was negative but you still think its broken get either a bone scan 3 phase or a MRI or ct scan. ...Read more

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How can you know if your big toe is broken?

How can you know if your big toe is broken?

Get an X-ray: An x-ray will determine if there is a fracture and if possible, request that the doctor order a weight bearing x-rays for a clearer and better comparative view for fractures. ...Read more

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What should you do if you break all your toes except your big toe?

What should you do if you break all your toes except your big toe?

Have them fixed.: With that many broken toes, there is a larger than normal possibility of inproper healing. Have an x-rax taken and be evaluated by a podiatrist. This may save you a lot of problems in the future. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a fracture in your big toe?

How do you know if you have a fracture in your big toe?

Xray: If you had an injury and are having pain and difficulty with ambulation you should get an xray while most toe fractures are treated conservatively, some may need further treatment since the big toe takes the most weight on pushoff. ...Read more

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How do you know if your finger is broken?

How do you know if your finger is broken?

Pain, swelling, loss: Of motion, deviation, rotation, stiffness, throbbing, numbness, discoloration, tightness all can be symptoms of a finger fracture. If one suspects a fracture, then elevation, ice , splinting and urgent evaluation is needed as many seemingly simple fractures in the hand require a detailed understanding of what to do to optimize healing and return of function. ...Read more

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What should you do if you break all your toes except for your big toe?

See Podiatrist: Several factors will determine proper treatment including type of fracture and whether they are displaced or in alignment. ...Read more

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What do u do if you think your nose is broken?

What do u do if you think your nose is broken?

Nose broken?: If you think your nose is broken, you need to see your primary doctor or ENT as soon as possible. Some fractures can be reset in the office within a few days of the accident. A septal hematoma (blood between the septal cartilage and lining) needs to be ruled out. ...Read more

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How do you know if your knuckle broken?

The way to find out: Is via x-ray (combined with history and physical examination). ...Read more

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How do you tape your big toe if you have sesamoiditis?

Down: By taping the big toe down, neutral to plantar flexion, it will reduce the amount of pull by the flexor tendon and reduce pain. ...Read more

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How do you know if your vagina is big or small?

How do you know if your  vagina is big or small?

Compared to what?: There is really no such thing as the "correct" vagina size. If yours is working well, then it's the right size. If you are having problems, ie pain/too tight, no sensation/too loose, etc then it's time to be examined. Call your family doctor and ask him to do an exam on you to see what the problem is. If there is no problem, then your vagina is the perfect size for you! ...Read more

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What can they do for you if your finger is broken?

What can they do for you if your finger is broken?

Splint: It depends on the structures involvement (i.e. Joint). Uncomplicated ones are treated by applying a finger splint or buddy taping. Complex ones are treated by orthopedic specialists and may require surgery or other more complicated modalities. ...Read more

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Not to make a big deal of it, but how do you tell if your hymen is broken or not?

Not to make a big deal of it, but how do you tell if your hymen is broken or not?

Easy: An imperforate hymen means the vaginal cavity is closed. You would not have visible bleeding with your menstrual periods. I suspect that question has been answered for you by 40 years old. If you are talking about someone else, then the vaginal opening would not be open below the opening of the urethra (where your urine exits). ...Read more

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How can you know if your toe is broken or jammed?

How can you know if your toe is broken or jammed?

You need an x-ray.: To find out if it is fractured or not, you will need to have it professionally evaluated. You will need x-rays taken to determine if it is broken or if it is just bruised or sprained. ...Read more

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How do you know if you broke a toe? What can help the pain?

How do you know if you broke a toe? What can help the pain?

Broken toe?: The most direct way to know if you have a broken toe would be to get an X-Ray of that toe. And a broken toe does hurt a lot, and NSAIDS potentially slow down the healing of bone, so it would be wise to get to an urgent care center for an X-Ray. ...Read more

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What do you do if your big toe is broken?

See podiatrist: To HAV e it x-rayed and evaluated. You need to know if the fracure is involved with the joint and also if it is comminuted (multiple pieces). Please do not....Do nothing. The big toe is very important in walking - do not underestimate this injury. ...Read more

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How can you know if your big toe is broken?

Get an X-ray: An x-ray will determine if there is a fracture and if possible, request that the doctor order a weight bearing x-rays for a clearer and better comparative view for fractures. ...Read more

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Few months ago my doctor said that my big toe is broken.I didn't do anything because it didn't hurt.Currently my big toe hurts with every step.

Needs evaluation: You should see your doctor again or a foot specialist. You may have a nonunion of your broken toe. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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When a big toe is broken, is it better to use crutches and not walk at all, or to use the walking boot if the doctor allows? I am scared of walking!

When a big toe is broken, is it better to use crutches and not walk at all, or to use the walking boot if the doctor allows? I am scared of walking!

If you are : That afraid, use the crutches. It may be overkill if your doc allowed the camwalker, but this way you don't have to worry. I will warn you the crutch walking will be tedious. ...Read more

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Big toe turning blue?

Circulation: Without a prior history of trauma to case bruising, my first thought would be poor circulation. As tissues receive less oxygenated blood, they turn blue and dusky. This needs to be checked promptly. See a podiatrist for an examination. If findings warrant, they will order circulation testing and possibly even refer you to a vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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Why does my big toe hurt?

Why does my big toe hurt?

Many possibilities: Would help if you stated where on the toe, could be shoes don't fit properly, ingrown toenail, arthritis of a joint, hallux limitis, gout, infection, fracture.....always helps when in the question you can give as much detail as possible for us to narrow down the possibilities.... ...Read more

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What causes the big toe to swell?

Various answers: This may be caused by gout if the toe is red, hot and swollen that you can barely touch it. An ingrown toenail will have swelling and pain on the side of the nail. A broken bone or contusion will cause a deeper bone pain upon pushing to the area. For a more definitive answer, see your podiatrist. ...Read more

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How do I treat a corn on big toe?

A podiatrist: Can trim it for you and possibly offer you a more permenant solution. ...Read more

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What if big toe not able to bend?

See Podiatrist: You may have arthritis of your toe gout a fracture or a torn tendon, early evaluation is your best shot at full recovery. ...Read more

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How do I reduce pain on my big toe?

That depends on: The reason for your pain. Since some sources can be serious, recommend that you seek evaluation from your podiatrist . Once the cause is determined, a treatment regimen can be offered. ...Read more

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Why does my big toe hurt when i jog?

Joint Pain: You may have hallux limitus or rigidus which restricts the range of motion to that joint. You could have other things like capsulitis and many other possibilities . See you local podiatrist. ...Read more

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How can I treat a spasm in my big toe?

Stretch: When you are having a spasm or cramp slowly stretching the muscle helps to alleviate it. Muscle fatigue or overuse is what usually causes cramps or spasms. ...Read more

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How can you tell if i broke my big toe?

How can you tell if i broke my big toe?

Bruising & swelling: Usually with a break, there is bleeding from the bone which leads to swelling and bruising to the toe and surrounding area. This is not always the case, but when i see this, i always take an x-ray to see. There is some degree of pain when the toe is moved at the site of the injury. ...Read more