Re: Anyone Broken Their Pinky Toe? Need Advice Please.
I think I broke my left pinky toe 3 weeks ago - it swelled up right away and was sticking out a bit sideways, though not 90 degrees. We iced it right away and I slept with a tight sock over it. I called the hospital and she said they would just buddy tape it, and to be sure to put gauze between.
Well, I didn't tape it because I'm allergic to tape. In fact, since having that foot taped 10 years ago, I cannot get rid of a horrid fungus - the last thing I wanted was to provoke that mess which is relatively dormant at the moment.
But here it is 3 weeks later and I'm still having trouble. Can't fully bend the pinky or 4th toe when trying to squeeze them. Still hobbling on the inside of my foot with my foot pointed out sideways. Is this normal? Should I get it x-rayed? I mean, if they wouldn't have done anything but tape it in the first place, is it worth it, or should I just give it more time? It's not as bad as it was, but is definitely a problem - it's keeping me from getting any exercise, and I'm worried about developing a gait problem!
To inhisname: How are you now? Is your toe still a problem? I see where after 2 months you still had trouble.
Last edited by opus88; 12-04-2005 at 11:59 AM.