How to Heal a Broken Toe

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To heal a broken toe, tape two toes together and use crutches to prevent further injury. Learn to heal your broken toe with help from a physical therapist in this free video on physical therapy treatments.

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Hi, my name is Tricia Trinque and I'm a physical therapist with Seabreeze Physical Therapy. And today were going to talk about what to do if you find yourself with a broken toe. The first thing that you'll be needing is a roll of tape and also a crutch. Okay. So, what we're going to start with, is we're going to take and tear off a small piece of tape, about a six inch piece of tape. Because we're going to tape the two toes together. So, the broken toe is her third toe here. We will be taping these two toes together to give stability and support to the broken toe. Once we've secured the toes together, then we're going to walk with a crutch and demonstrate how this is done so that we don't injure the toe any further and we allow it to fully heal. Now, with a broken toe, we want to utilize a crutch. And with a crutch, we're going to put it on the opposite side of the broken. Now, when walking with a crutch, we're going to place the toe, the foot with the broken forward along with the crutch at the same time. there we go. And we could put a little bit of weight, there we go, and then follow through with your good foot. Again, I'm Tricia Trinque with Seabreeze Physical Therapy. And should you find that you have a broken toe, make sure that you rest, try to stay off of the broken toe, enabling it to heal, usually anywhere from three to six weeks, contacting your physician to make sure that the toe is properly healing, utilizing crutches and resting as often as possible. Thank you.

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