Fractured Toe

Fractured Toe In Kingston WA

Fractured Toe

Last night I was standing on my bed and fell off breaking my right fifth toe. It was bent “unnaturally ” at 90 degrees to my other toes. I did traction it and reduced it. It made quite a bit of crunching noise. I was hoping I had only strained the ligament. Here are the pictures:

So what is the treatment for a fractured toe in Kingston WA? Conservative, 6 weeks, elevation, ice. Phalange or toe bones are rarely put in a cast unless there is a risk of infection or further damage to the toe. They are “buddy Taped” to the adjacent toe. There are 26 bones in the foot and apparently “broken easily” according to some references. I guess this is the second foot bone I have broken, the first one being the fifth metatarsal in college.

Bedroom Fracture In Kingston WA

What are the complications if any? Pain and swelling, obviously. Dr. Banker and I checked the alignment of the break, discussed splinting, and decided just to tape it as I want to get my shoe on.

This fracture is called a “bedroom” fracture as it usually happens when you “stub” your toe at night on bedroom furniture.

The signs it is broken? : as I said toe looks deformed (I wish I would have taken a picture of it bent at 90 degrees, but the pain factor outweighed the picture factor), hurts when manipulated (moved).

An X-ray is a definitive diagnosis.

Chiropractic Kingston WA Healing Foot
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