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What can doctors do for a broken pinky toe

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rshackleford

Tape it to other toes

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Lol really?
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Yes. It will help it to heal straight and also make it easier to walk and less likely to hurt it again.
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Nothing! Sorry!

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my mom's pinky toe was broken too but the doctor didn't do anything he looked at it every week that's all if it hurts a lot there's a cream you can use

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Tape it or put tape and cotton ball between broken toe and good toe and just be careful with it. Not much else can be done.

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Unfortunately there is not much treatment for a broken pinky toe. The doctor or nurse will just "buddy-tape" your toe, tell you to wear flat shoes, maybe prescribe some pain medications or suggest OTC medications, and send you on your merry but limping way.

Buddy-taping is just using tape to bind the broken toe to its unbroken neighbor. This stabilizes and aligns the repairing bones in the broken toe.

Over the counter anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) are fantastic for these situation. They provide pain relief but also minimize swelling. Best NSAIDs for this is ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) or naproxen (Aleve). That being said, check with your doctor or pharmacist before adding or mixing any medications. Fell better!

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Don't u get a foot caste
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That is a def surgery or can be numbed for the rest of your life.

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Years ago I was told to just tape it to the toe next to it. Worked like a charm!

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All of what you've read about docs doing nothing is exactly what I heard. However, I've broken my pinkie toe twice and the second time something either didn't heal right or I fractured it lower or SOMETHING, but it has never been right since. This was easily 8 years ago. I don't limp or anything but if my foot is in the path of my running little girl, I always pull it out of the way.
If you have insurance, I say go to a doc just to be sure!
Good luck!

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Broke my little toe, didn't need a doctor
to say so, but after 11 days of walking (I'm a mail carrier) the pain increased every day..X-ray said broken and the toe was not fusing back together..Now wearing a special shoe and have to have another x-ray in 2 weeks..If it is not fusing back together Doc said surgery!

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