July 7, 2015
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Broken Toe (cont.)

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What is the outlook for a broken toe?

  • Talk to the doctor to have the broken toe evaluated to be certain it is healing properly. Call a doctor or go to an emergency department if any problems or complications develop before the scheduled appointment.
  • Broken toes usually take about six weeks to heal. If problems last longer than six weeks, another X-ray may be needed, or the injury should be rechecked by the doctor to evaluate how the bone is healing.
  • Simple toe fractures usually heal well with no problems. However, a severe fracture or a fracture that goes into a joint is at risk for developing arthritis, pain, stiffness, and possibly even a deformity.

REFERENCE: Medscape. Foot Fracture.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/27/2015

Source: MedicineNet.com
http://www.medicinenet.com/broken_toe/article.htm

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