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Forum Name: Bone trauma and fractures

Question: fractured toes


 darna - Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:12 am

its been 5 weeks since i broke my 3 little toes. everyday there's changes now i can walk easily, but last 3 days i feel pain every night, i feels like cutting my fingers, but when i woke up in the morning the pain slowly gone when i started to walk, is this normal? how long the fractured bones heal?
the doctor buddy taped my toes, until the 1st day until i didnt wash my fingers, because im afraid it might get wet, is it ok? or is it ok to wash my toes?
please help me...
 Tom Plamondon PA-C - Fri Nov 20, 2009 1:33 pm

User avatar Hello,
Yes you can wash the toes.
The papercut feeling may be a nail of one toes sticking into it's neighbor's skin - fairly common occurrence with buddy taping.
Otherwise the fracture should heal nicely.
Take care.

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