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Ryobi
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   Posted 8/6/2012 9:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Last Thursday I jammed my pinky toe into the coffee table which I have done many times in my life. This time was different it hurt so bad I got sick. By Friday my whole foot was swollen and my toe purple, I also had tingly feeling up my leg. I went and had it xrayed and the toe was broken, but no foot bones which I was surprised about.
They gave me a shoe to wear, but it does not seem to be getting better, has anyone broken a toe? Am I being a baby about this? If you did break your toe how long until you felt better?
Mindy
Diagnosed Fibromyalgia 2010
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I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best." — Marilyn Monroe

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 8/6/2012 10:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Opps!…so sorry!…I know how that feels. I have an ingrown toenail that has bothered me for years now, and every once in a while I will hit the darn thing….and yes it makes me instantly sick as well. It's just going to take some time, and since we happen to walk on our feet, it can be quite a while in healing.

Take care, and I hope you get some relief soon.

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   Posted 8/6/2012 11:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I broke one of my toes once, same effect. I found that taping it to the next toe gave me a little relief since it wasn't moving freely. It hurt for about a month. Elevation and ice helps alot. 20 minutes on ice every hour, and that will really help with the swelling after a day or so, and cut the pain in half after the swelling goes down. That's what my experience was anyways, if you can believe this, I broke mine playing soccer in high-school PE, missed the ball, and got a girl in her shin. Snapped my toe in half, and she didn't even feel it. Some gentleman I am.

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   Posted 8/7/2012 12:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes,they hurt like the devil. I broke three on one foot, I was running up some concrete stairs and was barefooted ad jammed them on the back of the step. Hey, I cried it hurt so bad. But, what did help was taping them. It will get better.....Susie
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Radles
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   Posted 8/7/2012 3:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Ryobi,
I slipped on my balcony and broke my little toe about 8 weeks ago,it was bent quite out os shape. My doctor strapped the top of it to the next toe and told me it would heal quickly....this was not the case! My toe was swollen and bruised for quite a bit longer than I expected, and it was very painful.
You need to be diligent with the strapping or it just keeps bruising and remains very painful. Once I kept it strapped it started to heal.
Good luck.
Radles

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   Posted 8/7/2012 8:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Ouch:(

Yep...I have broken toes over the years....And the treatment was ice, elevation, and taping it together...It takes about 6-8 weeks to get fully better. Just rest it when you can especially the first few days.

And if you can take ibuprophen....then take the max dosage every day to reduce swelling.
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Matt-man&little-boy
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   Posted 8/7/2012 8:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Ryobi, one thing I found helpful to stabilize my toe, I cut a piece of cardboard so it would fit in between it and the other toe, put tape around the edges so it wasn't sharp, stuck it in between my toes and taped them together. Once I had it more immobilized, the swelling really had a chance to go down. Just don't tape it too tight, or you might cut off circulation.

Purgatory
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   Posted 8/7/2012 9:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Ouch, is right. Feel bad for you, hope you heal fast from that, and not stub it again in the process. I have made it to age 60, touch wood, that I have never broken a bone in my life. Hope it stays that way.

Good luck,

David
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rocckyd
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   Posted 8/7/2012 10:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Had a horse break 3 of my toes. It took close to 3 months before they stopped hurting. Find a comfy pair of shoes and baby the foot.
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Ryobi
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   Posted 8/7/2012 10:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for all the replies, I was thinking I was being a baby about it but now I feel better. I cannot beleive how much this hurts!
Mindy
Diagnosed Fibromyalgia 2010
Diagnosed Rheumatoid Arthritis 2011
Diagnosed Hypothyroidism 2012
Medications
Butrans 20 mg patch, Hydrocodone 10 mg as needed for BT pain, Arava, Ambien 10mg as needed for sleep, Valium 10mg as needed for stiff muscles
I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best." — Marilyn Monroe

Draka
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   Posted 8/7/2012 1:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I just broke my little toe also... going on two and a half weeks...

I fell down three steps because while watering my plants outside I saw a huge snake!!!!

Landed hard and I knew instantly I broke a bone

Went to urgent care where they confirmed with X-rays a broken little toe.. but I didn't get a shoe just got it buddy taped.

I hate to tell you this but you are going to hit it a million times... :O

I couldn't really walk on it for about a week without the use of one crutch... on to my second week I was walking kind of normal except from over compensating all the muscles in my leg are so sore!

After a couple of weeks it gets to the point where you forget... so I was putting on foot cream like I usually do and I "forgot" and heard and felt a little snap... so I am back to square one like it just happened.

I'm so depressed because I was just getting to the point of starting physical therapy from my cervical spine surgery this May.... :(

Best, best advice it stay off it as much as possible and be a baby... it's OK!!

I found that the taping just pulls and hurts it more so I am just staying off of it... propping it up (thank goodness for my adjustable bed!) keep ice and ask for lots of help!

I wish you a speedy recovery... for both our toes! smilewinkgrin
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   Posted 8/7/2012 4:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Mindy... you are NOT being a baby... that must HURT! Wishing you (and Draka) a speedy recovery.

Take good care!

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Matt-man&little-boy
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   Posted 8/7/2012 5:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm with Tina, your not being a baby, mine hurt so bad I was using crutches for two weeks, co-captain of the varsity football team! I was so ashamed, I didn't tell anyone which bone had broke, just that I had broken one in my foot. Of course that made me look even tougher when I was walking on it after two weeks lol. I dont care what anyone says, the little bones hurt waaaaayyy worse than the big ones. Take care.
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