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I found out yesterday that I have an oblique fracture of the 4th toe. I am elevating and icing it. How long should I expect this intensity of pain?

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Dr. Jason Rubin
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on your body

Bone takes approximately 6-8 weeks to heal in the average healthy individual.
But as mentioned in other responses, the worst of the pain should subside before then. Rest, ice, proper compression and elevation should all help reduce your pain level. I would recommend speaking to your healthcare provider regarding anti-inflammatory or pain medication if the pain is severe.

In brief: Depends on your body

Bone takes approximately 6-8 weeks to heal in the average healthy individual.
But as mentioned in other responses, the worst of the pain should subside before then. Rest, ice, proper compression and elevation should all help reduce your pain level. I would recommend speaking to your healthcare provider regarding anti-inflammatory or pain medication if the pain is severe.
Dr. Jason Rubin
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Are you walking on

It? You should have a surgical shoe at minimum. Not sure what the intensity level is that you have but you can try Tylenol (acetaminophen) and see if that helps in addition to the icing.

In brief: Are you walking on

It? You should have a surgical shoe at minimum. Not sure what the intensity level is that you have but you can try Tylenol (acetaminophen) and see if that helps in addition to the icing.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Fractures heal

Frcature can usually heal in 6 weeks but your pain will not last that long.
We have no ideal of yousex or age. Ask your physiciasn or hav eyou see an orthpedist

In brief: Fractures heal

Frcature can usually heal in 6 weeks but your pain will not last that long.
We have no ideal of yousex or age. Ask your physiciasn or hav eyou see an orthpedist
Dr. John Goldman
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