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What to do for a broken toe?

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Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Broken toe

If it does look deformed and it's one of the smaller toes you can tape it to an adjoining toe for support.
You also need to wear an open toe shoe or a wide shoe. Otherwise you need an evaluation by a doctor.

In brief: Broken toe

If it does look deformed and it's one of the smaller toes you can tape it to an adjoining toe for support.
You also need to wear an open toe shoe or a wide shoe. Otherwise you need an evaluation by a doctor.
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Dr. Gregory Harvey
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Tape it to next toe

Only way you can tape is called Buddy Taping.
In this you tape it to the next normal toe and has been always done for minor undisplaced fractures of the tor

In brief: Tape it to next toe

Only way you can tape is called Buddy Taping.
In this you tape it to the next normal toe and has been always done for minor undisplaced fractures of the tor
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Big toe fractures generally require more restrictions whereas simple fractures of the lesser toes can be treated with simple buddy taping to the adjacent toe.
Some fractures of the big and lesser toes may require setting, surgery and/or prolonged immobilization based on the complexity of the fracture. Xray will define the fracture pattern and dictate the treatment. Get xrays and see your doc.

In brief: Depends

Big toe fractures generally require more restrictions whereas simple fractures of the lesser toes can be treated with simple buddy taping to the adjacent toe.
Some fractures of the big and lesser toes may require setting, surgery and/or prolonged immobilization based on the complexity of the fracture. Xray will define the fracture pattern and dictate the treatment. Get xrays and see your doc.
Dr. Amir Khan
Dr. Amir Khan
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry

In brief: Surgical shoe

and wrapping of toe by itself or buddy splinted to another toe.

In brief: Surgical shoe

and wrapping of toe by itself or buddy splinted to another toe.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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