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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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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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How to tell if my big toe is broken?

How to tell if my big toe is broken?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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How can I tell if big toe is broken?

X-ray: X- ray should provide a definitive answer. ...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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