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Broken Toes and Buddy Taping

Monday, 19 April 2021 00:00

Many children experience a broken toe, and this can be a result of running, jamming the toe into a piece of furniture, or from dropping a heavy object on it. If your child complains of toe pain, having an X-ray taken is an effective method of determining if the toe is broken. For mild fractures, buddy taping is often used to stabilize the toe as the healing process occurs. This is accomplished by taping the affected toe to the toe next to it for several weeks. If the bone is protruding from the skin, surgery may be necessary in repairing the broken toe. If your child has toe pain, it is suggested that you seek the counsel of a podiatrist who can properly diagnose and treat this ailment.

Broken toes may cause a lot of pain and should be treated as soon as possible. If you have any concerns about your feet, contact Dr. Waymon Lewis from Weatherford Podiatry Clinic. Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.

What Is a Broken Toe?

A broken toe occurs when one or more of the toe bones of the foot are broken after an injury. Injuries such as stubbing your toe or dropping a heavy object on it may cause a toe fracture.

Symptoms of a Broken Toe

  • Swelling
  • Pain (with/without wearing shoes)
  • Stiffness
  • Nail Injury

Although the injured toe should be monitored daily, it is especially important to have a podiatrist look at your toe if you have severe symptoms. Some of these symptoms include worsening or new pain that is not relieved with medication, sores, redness, or open wounds near the toe.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Weatherford, TX . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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