What is the treatment for toe fracture?

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.
Rest, taping. If a toe fracture is in good alignment then a wide shoe, buddy taping and rest. Sometimes toe fractures need to be pinned, so getting an x-ray is important.
Depends. Depending on which toe and severity it amy need a simple taping or splint or it may require a cast or cam walker.
The 1st & 5th toes. Move in different directions during the gait cycle, so you can't tape a 1st to a 2nd or a 4th to a 5th, but you can tape a 2nd to a 3rd or a 3rd to a 4th, or a 2nd to a 3rd and a 4th. (pause while i catch my breath....) but the most important thing is the fracture must be aligned otherwise it heals with a deformity that can be painful.

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What are some treatment options for great toe fracture at the base of the distal phalanx?

Non surgical. Rest ice therapy for 20 minutes of each hour elevation splinting 3-6 weeks until non-tender hard soled shoe and buddy taping fractured toe to adjacent toe use cotton padding between toes and tape together re-tape every 2-3 days repeat xray is optional in non-displaced fractures work-on range of motion until matches opposite good luck. Read more...
Immobilizatioin. Toe strapping and rigid surgical shoe. On occasion if displaced, it may require surgical reduction. Read more...

How can I get my friend treatment for his? Toe fracture?

See a podiatrist. If your friend has a broken toe, especially if it involves the joint, have him see his podiatrist for proper splinting and placement of the toe. Read more...
Maybe buddy taping. Often, simple toe-fracture does not require casting/high-tech treatment. Supportive care with pain control (motrin/tylenol or something stronger) and simple buddy-taping (wrapping fractured-toe to the one next to it to give support) will do the job. If severe pain, deformed toe (bad fx), u may need additional rx. Consult doc for an eval. Good luck. Read more...
Get it checked. I can't count the number of toe deformities I have seen from poorly treated toe fractures. Like any other broken bone, it deserves a good evaluation and proper immobilization until healed. X-rays will show exactly what is broken and if the fragments are properly aligned, or need to be realigned. Then the toe is splinted to an adjacent similar toe (don't tape the 1st and 2nd together) and a stiff shoe used until the fracture is stable and sufficiently healed. Read more...

What is the best treatment for a fractured toe?

It depends. Toe strapping and rigid surgical shoe. On occasion if displaced, it may require surgical reduction. Read more...

After a month of displaced toe fracture it's now dry gangrene. Immobile hard scaly. Also my last three toes don't touch the ground in neutral position?

Are you seeing. A doctor? You need to be under the care of a doctor. Sometimes people call a scab dry gangrene. Your vascular status and that of the dislocation need to be assessed, Read more...

I have been told I have a proximal toe fracture in my 4th toe. It is tapped to next toe but it is so painful I can't walk! What can I use for support?

Shoe insert. Look for a carbon fiber shoe insole. They can be found online or you can get one through your doctor. These make the sole of your shoe rigid and helps with the pain until the fracture heals. Read more...
Postop sandal. Typically toe fractures can be treated with 'buddy taping' and a special sandal until the swelling and pain allow return to close toed shoes. Anti-inflammatories or Acetaminophen can be used for pain if needed. Read more...
SURGICAL SHOE. I like to put fractured toes in a surgical shoe. Your doctor can provide you with one. Dr. Latva. Read more...

What happens if you don't straighten out a toe after a displaced toe fracture?

Shoe fitting problem. It could heal in a bad position. This could lead to a fused toe in a bad position leading to shoe wear problems. Read more...
Abnormal healing. The fracture may heal abnormally or it may not heal at all. You may develop an angulation deformity. Read more...

What is the main difference between a toe fracture and a sprain?

Both Can Hurt. Both can create an equal amount of pain so x-rays are important to determine the extent and location of a fracture or break in the bone. Also an x-ray will determine if the break extends into or involves one or more joints. A dislocation would also need to be ruled out. A sprain is a stretching or tearing of a ligament. Both can hurt and can take 3 to 6 weeks to heal. Sometimes surgery is needed. Read more...
Bone vs soft tissue. A toe fracture means one of the bones are broken, a sprain is a tear or strain of the soft tissues such as tendons or ligaments. Read more...
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 a bruise or sprain. Read more...