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How to heal a broken toe?

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Dr. Vadim Glukh
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
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In brief: Open toe shoe splint

Splinting helps not disturbing it, wear open toe shoes.

In brief: Open toe shoe splint

Splinting helps not disturbing it, wear open toe shoes.
Dr. Vadim Glukh
Dr. Vadim Glukh
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: That depends

If your toe looks deformed, if color is blue or gray, if the skin in broken with an underlying fracture, if the toe is angled in the wrong direction, if you have lost sensation in your toe - please see a podiatrist or an orthopedic surgeon.
An open fracture could require medication, some fractures may need to be reduced & compound fractures may require surgery. Elevate the toe. You can use nsaid's.

In brief: That depends

If your toe looks deformed, if color is blue or gray, if the skin in broken with an underlying fracture, if the toe is angled in the wrong direction, if you have lost sensation in your toe - please see a podiatrist or an orthopedic surgeon.
An open fracture could require medication, some fractures may need to be reduced & compound fractures may require surgery. Elevate the toe. You can use nsaid's.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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