Broken Toe

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What was the treatment for your broken toe? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: metroman, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: August 11

I was just walking across the room to open the curtain and my right foot kicked the couch end. I broke my middle toe. I just taped the toe and the toe next to it together. It will take about 4 to 5 weeks to heal. The toe may still have some swelling and pain, but you are on your way.

Comment from: Darla, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: December 23

I was going up the stairs I missed a step and stubbed the fourth toe on my left foot. After it started turning purple, I figured I broke it. I'm still waiting on X-ray results. During the day it barely bothers me, but at night I get excruciating pain that wakes me up.

Comment from: awallacw, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: July 29

I broke my second toe about 2 weeks ago. It still hurts a lot and now I have swelling on the top of that foot. I did tape the two toes together and am taking ibuprofen. I have an infant so I know I probably didn't keep it raised as long as I should have. But I don't really want to go to the general physician if it's not really needed.

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REFERENCES:

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. "Toe and Forefoot Fractures." Updated: June 2016.
<http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=a00165>

Gravlee, J.R., MD. "Toe fractures in adults." UpToDate. Updated: sep 26, 2016.
<https://www.uptodate.com/contents/toe-fractures-in-adults>

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