Re: Ok this may sound silly...Pinky toe break?
My daughter broke her pinky toe five weeks ago. Hers has not healed yet and she had to have a bone stimulator, which she will use daily for three weeks. She was put in a boot for two weeks then a stiff soled shoe (called a post-op sandal) for two weeks (and which she now has to wear for three more weeks). It depends on how it looks at the next x-ray as to whether she can come out of the sandal. It depends on where the fracture is and if it is displaced or not as to the course of treatment. She actually fractured this same toe five years ago but it was higher up in the toe and it was displaced. They had to set it three times before they got it in the right position. But, once it was set they only buddy taped it to the toe next to it and she didn't have to wear any kind of boot or post-op sandal. Since this time it broke closer to the base she immediately had to immobilize it even though this one wasn't displaced. So, it definitely matters that he see an ortho to determine the treatment. It could either never heal or heal improperly and always give him problems. The sooner the better so they don't have to re-break it to set it, if it does need setting.