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There can be non displaced toe bone fracture from this injury.
Toe bones are weaker than other big bone and hence more prone to the fractures.
Hence, toe xrays are recomemnded to confirm that.
management will not change even if you do have non displaced toe bone fracture.
You need to buddy tape the injured toe with the adjacent healthy toe.
This will immobilize the toe and help with healing process better.
You should apply ice 5 minutes at time every 2-3 hours as much as possible for first 2 days.
This will reduce the swelling.
Avoid too much walking for now.
Ibuprofen can be taken for pain control.
Usually 2-3 weeks is the recovery period.
Please reply here wth any further question.
thank you doctor. I unfortunately have work meetings tomorrow which I have to attend, so will be walking for parts of the afternoon... aside from that I will rest and ice it as much as possible.
can I attach 2 pictures I have
just so you can see
those are the 2 images I have
Thanks for the pictures.
That does not seem to be a fracture
at least it does not look deformed.
Th above measures will help you a lot.
what do you think?
i think just bruises.
I didn't scroll down and just saw your answer
ok no problem
so even though it's slightly swollen, that could still be no break?
with fracture I expect much more swelling that what you have now
great, I understand
so maybe 2 weeks for it to calm down?
and should I still apply ice?
yes you should a
and get a buddy tape from the pharmacy to wrap up
will do... thank you again, very much appreciate your time and help
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