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Unread 01-20-2009, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Oregon
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Exclamation Anyone break a TOE ?

Clumsy of me....... bashed my toes into something.... OWwww I went for x-rays and it's a slight fracture

Has anyone had any experience with a broken toe? What is the prognosis? Any aftermath of pain, loss of function?

From now on, I wear shoes in the house
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Unread 01-20-2009, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Center of the universe
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Clumsy of me....... bashed my toes into something.... OWwww I went for x-rays and it's a slight fracture

Has anyone had any experience with a broken toe? What is the prognosis? Any aftermath of pain, loss of function?

From now on, I wear shoes in the house
I have broken several; there is really nothing that can be done. Take some mild/moderate painkiller and put on those shoes.
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Unread 01-20-2009, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Eastern Kentucky
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I broke my toe several years ago. I wore leather soled stiff shoes until it healed. Hurt like the dickens for several weeks, but I have not had any problems with it since it healed.
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Unread 01-20-2009, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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Yes, I have broken toes on the sand at the beach. Painful and not much you can do.
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Unread 01-20-2009, 01:14 PM
 
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I had my big toe crushed by a forklift, my mother who's a nurse says to me "they'll just tape it". The Doctor comes in says they have to operate. The one bone was completely fragmented. Small toes are pretty much irrelevant and even if you cut them off it's not much of problem but you can't run without a big toe or do things like push stuff easily. The big toe is actually quite an amazing piece of work when you consider its function. LOL

They put pins in it and wrapped it up with a half cast for four weeks. Hasn't really bothered me in 20 years except it will be the first thing that gets cold if my feet start to get cold in winter weather. The only other thing is it's slightly longer and I have to make sure shoes are not too tight on that foot before purchase.
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Unread 01-20-2009, 01:28 PM
 
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Ouch, coalman! Just reading that made me wince.

I dropped a twenty pound weight on my foot, breaking my big toe. All the doc did for it was pull my toenail off, which was hanging by not much. Talk about clumsy, CIB! Doc told me I was luck because my toenail eventually grew back.

I agree, there's not much one can do, unless like coalman you completely shatter a big toe. Elevate your foot at night and maybe take a mild anti-inflamatory. My broken toe took longer to heal than my broken arm! But they do heal, thank goodness.

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Unread 01-20-2009, 01:35 PM
 
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Tape it and don't wear shoes as much as possible. You can get one of those velcro booties which I think makes it go away faster.
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Unread 01-20-2009, 01:41 PM
 
Location: The Big D
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I was lucky that it was summer and warm weather when I broke mine. Walked smack into the couch HARD one night. Hurt like nothing else. I knew it was broken by the looks, pain, bruising but did not go to the doctor. I lived in my sports sandals (a pair kind of like some Teva's) with the velcro strap across the toes. Kept my toes straight and did not have to move it much to walk. Also gave some support and cushion as well. Just having to get dressed up was worse but being summer I could wear nice flat sandals when I had to. PITA!!! For sure.
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Unread 01-20-2009, 02:05 PM
 
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Tape it and don't wear shoes as much as possible. You can get one of those velcro booties which I think makes it go away faster.
Bone healing is independent of "velcro booties" so no, those won't make it "go away faster"

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Prognosis is excellent for broken toes. As most here have already mentioned not much you have to do. Just comfort measures, stiff soled shoes or sandals to avoid flexion at the forefoot will help with the pain.

Like most fractures, bone healing takes about 6 weeks ( +/- couple weeks ) but you should notice significant reduction in pain within a couple of weeks as the bone begins to heal...
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Unread 01-20-2009, 05:22 PM
 
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I've broken a few small toes at various points... the swelling will go down in a week, and you'll be back to normal in a few weeks. They are quite painful, though! Ouch!
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