fracture toes

by judi
(boston, ma)

Question



Hi,

I fractured two toes. They were swollen and black. The color has gone away. I know there is nothing to do for a toes - went to dr yesterday and he taped them. I am walking in "ugg" like boots and my toes is throbbing. Is there a better shoe that will take off the pressure from my toes?

Answer


Any shoe or sandal which reduces pressure on the toes is better. Taping is generally the best thing for fractured toes to ensure they heal in a correctly aligned position.

Make sure the taping is not restricting your circulation. Throbbing is normal initially, however, this should gradually subside as healing continues. If it is too uncomfortable, ask your doctor for advice on pain relief.

Click here to post comments

Return to Broken Toe Questions.

Recent Articles

  1. Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

    Jul 15, 21 10:42 PM

    Plantar fasciitis treatment... a guide to the treatment of plantar fasciitis and associated heel pain and heel spur syndrome.

    Read More

  2. Kids shoes... What to look for when purchasing your child shoes.

    Jul 15, 21 10:17 PM

    Kids shoes... Some shoe fitting tips for parents and carers. A podiatrist's perspective on what shoe features to consider when purchasing your child shoes.

    Read More

  3. Corns... A guide on where to find treatment and management information

    Aug 04, 20 03:31 AM

    Corns... Find out the truth about what causes corns and discover current treatment options available for management and prevention of recurrence.

    Read More