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Old 03-15-2006, 05:32 PM   #1
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Broken Toe..How long to wrap?

Hi all,

This is the first time I have ever broken a toe. I haven't been to the doc but I am sure it is broken. My third toe over. Ran into the couch, the top of my foot and bottom of that toe turned blue. Swelled real good too. I have been "buddy" taping my toe to the next toe for a week now. How long, do any of you know, will I need to buddy tape before it is safe for me to try and bend my toe?

Thanks to anyone that could help. A broken toe really is the pits!!!

 
Old 03-15-2006, 10:49 PM   #2
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Re: Broken Toe..How long to wrap?

Tape as long as you need it, if it hurts to bend you toes don't do it. It usuallly takes a month or 2 to get back to normal. I've broke mine 3 times, its no fun.

 
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Old 03-16-2006, 05:45 PM   #3
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Re: Broken Toe..How long to wrap?

Seashell,

Do you recall how long you had to wrap yours? And how long it took for you to be able to bend it?

Was yours swollen at the base of the toe (where your toe meets the foot)? It is swollen and hard in that area. But the toe is not bent (like it was dislocated.)

Thanks for your help!

 
Old 03-16-2006, 09:20 PM   #4
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Re: Broken Toe..How long to wrap?

I can't remember how long I taped them, maybe a week or 2. As for bending, I don't recall that either. Just take it easy on your feet till they feel better. Yes, they were black & blue for about 2 weeks, and swollen. Try a ice pack on you foot to reduce the swelling. I was out of work 2-3 weeks with my first break, my second & third one just a day or 2. If it doesn't get any better after 2 weeks go have it checked.

 
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