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Anyone had a broken toe?

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OneStopGenealogy Report 18 Jun 2008 21:52

How long do they take to mend??

I broke my big toe in 2 places over 6 weeks ago.. its still really painful, anyone done this & know when it will be fighting fit again????


Jenxx Report 18 Jun 2008 21:57

Hi Karrie
Have you got it bandaged


ann Report 18 Jun 2008 21:58

I discolated my little toe a few years ago.Caught my foot on a door frame.Four toes pointed forward little toe pointed left.Got to hospital and had to be seen in a hour or it would be operation.Some bloke said to me good luck and smirked.When i got into the room the doctor really yanked hard on my toe to put it back in socket and broke it.Cant remember how long without pain but it seemed forever. Annie

Jean Durant

Jean Durant Report 18 Jun 2008 22:10

Hi Karen....sorry to have to say this but when my husband broke his big toe many moons ago it took a good 3 months before the pain
started to ease.

Hope the healing process is a lot quicker for you.

Jean x.

***Julie*Ann***.sprinkling fairydust***

***Julie*Ann***.sprinkling fairydust*** Report 18 Jun 2008 22:15

sometimes it can remain tender i think cos of things like cold in winter,
ave you got it suported


Alko Report 18 Jun 2008 22:16

Takes months. I broke mine years ago never been the same since. Unfortunately nothing can be done. Hope you feel better soon x

Devon Dweller

Devon Dweller Report 18 Jun 2008 22:16

I boke my toe a few years ago and it took nearly 3 months before I was without pain

Ails from NI

Ails from NI Report 18 Jun 2008 22:17

I broke the 4th toe on my right foot 4 years ago - it was strapped to my 3rd toe & I had crutches for 3 weeks - a big toe will probably take longer as it is the toe that bears your weight!! You have my sympathies!!

Ails x


Joanna Report 18 Jun 2008 22:18

I must have broken the toe next to my big one, without realising it, a few years ago.
I dropped the edge of a large wooden desk on it, so not really surprising.
It did hurt like merry whatsits at the time, but I managed to continue walking, and never went for any medical help.
Now the toe is rigid and I can't straighten it, which is what makes me think it must have been broken.
No real problems with it since, except the joint can be rubbed by certain shoes, so I just need to cover it sometimes.

Ails from NI

Ails from NI Report 18 Jun 2008 22:33

Joanna - be careful with this toe - if it is doing this now it may get worse. It is a condition called 'hammer toe' - my Mum, had it and had to have her toes broken & pinned (to make them straight) with yukky hooks sticking out the end of her toes - she said it was very painful especially if she banged the hooks sticking out!! She had these pins in for about 5 weeks and then they were pulled out!!

Ails x


Joanna Report 18 Jun 2008 22:42

Ails, thank you for the advice.
I know I really should have had it looked at when it happened - but hey, I was only working in our large local teaching hospital at the time, and the last thing any of the medical specialists wanted was to have to look at their injured office staff! The next day I nearly dropped an iron lung on the other foot.
My problem is that, having worked for several docs, and having one in the family, I hate going near anyone for medical advice.
But, I will watch said toe with extra care and interest, after what you have said.
Thank you.


JaneyCanuck Report 19 Jun 2008 02:16

Joanna with the rigid toe -- same here!

Smashed my big toe into something, finally went to hosp 2 days later -- broken through the joint: up the middle of the bone on each side of the joint.

I actually heard the people looking at the xray on the other side of the curtain, saying "ha, well that one's going to have arthritis." And so I guess I have. Toe doesn't bend.

I don't think it took nearly as long to stop hurting as some people's here did, though. So ... it's good news and bad news? ;)


Joanna Report 19 Jun 2008 02:34

Oh sausages, Kathryn!
I have never before considered that I might get arthritis in that toe.
I must admit that I really can't remember that much pain except for a few hours after the injury.
But now I will take more notice of the joint and watch for any deterioration.
I am sorry about Karrie's broken toe, and Ails' Mum having that problem, and do hope they are better soon.

Jill in France

Jill in France Report 19 Jun 2008 08:15

I dropped a litre bottle of vodka on mine and broke it, luckily, bottle stayed intact :)))
It was still a bit sore at least for three to four months.I think because its a place which cannot really be rested, it can take awhile.
Hope it feels back to normal soon

x Jill


OneStopGenealogy Report 19 Jun 2008 10:48

Thanks for all your replies.

I do have my toe bandaged to the next toe at the moment. The hospital said they might have to plaster my foot if the breaks went into my foot from my toe.. fortuntaly they didnt.

I just thought that after 6 or 7 weeks it would be better but i am obviously impatient lol

Teddys Girl

Teddys Girl Report 19 Jun 2008 11:04

I broke my two middle toes years ago, and have to shuffle along when I first get up until they seem to 'get in gear'. Not painful after that.


Jello Report 19 Jun 2008 12:07

I broke my big toe when I was a teenager. I was sober too! I had it yanked at the hospital after having 2 large injections, set the bones into place and an elastoplast fastened round it. xrayed too. 3 weeks later they took the plaster off and I was right as reign again. Felt slight twinges in it a bit after but now nothing.

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 19 Jun 2008 12:16

I think we had two or three people from the boards did the same thing a while back. Since I mainly live in toepeg sandals in summer I suppose I should be more careful as I already have arthritis in my big toe on my right foot! Maybe I should get some steel toecapped boots lol
Take care and hope all you hobblers will soon be better.

Mrs.  Blue Eyes

Mrs. Blue Eyes Report 19 Jun 2008 13:23

Sharon get yourself to the Doctor hun, if you're walking off kilter now, it could affect your leg and back in the long run..xx


maxiMary Report 19 Jun 2008 14:37

I've got 2 broken toes at present.
One I dropped something on, and the other got smucked when i walked into a box in the dark en route to the bathroom. Woke me up in a hurry.
The second toe was originally broken about 50 years ago when i walked into a rock on the beach, while eying a gorgeous young man. that toes was eventually rebroken and pinned with excellent results (once the pins came out LOL). That's the one I hit on the box in the night and now the part closest to the foot is broken, before it was the far end. So both the seond and thrid toes are swollen and hurt to bend.
Just call me gimpy.
Seems there is something to be said for wearing shoes in the house, says she who is usually barefoot.