View Poll Results: Should I go to the doctor & get an x-ray
No, just tape it! 17 56.67%
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Old 03-30-2007, 05:23 PM   #1
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OT: Broken 4th Toe? I'm stubborn & don't want to see a d
I think I may have broken my 4th toe on my right foot a few days ago. My toe is still a little purple/and in pain, but not as much as when it first happened of course. I can move the toe, and when I touch it, it doesn't "feel" broken. I haven't taped it or anything, just been walking carefully on it, in flip flops because that's most comfortable to me.

My boyfriend is telling me to make a doctor's appointment & get it x-rayed. I'm stubborn, because right now, although I have health insurance, it's my own because I'm not a full employee where I'm working right now, I'm on contract work. So, I have to pay a good portion of the X-rays and I just really don't want to go & take time off work, pay the X-ray bill, etc. What's the doctor going to do, tape it? I can do that myself, there's so many instructions online!

Advice? Anyone else break their 4th toe?
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Old 03-30-2007, 05:38 PM   #2
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i have broken toes several times. at this point if you go and they do set it they would probably have to rebreak it i think in order to do anything.
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Old 03-30-2007, 05:47 PM   #3
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I'm pretty sure I've broken, or at least fractured, that toe. I didn't do anything about it at all and it's ok now. It was sore for a couple of months but I was able to walk on it fine.

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I sort of just shrugged it off. I've broken some bones in my hand, both my collar bones, a wrist and the big bone between your elbow and shoulder. I figured it was a bruise (thought that with my hand...almost had to have pins put in).

I called a doctor to just see when I could get in, wouldn't be until Wednesday, over a week. I guess I'll just tape it! Cheaper!

Stupid me. Always seem to break bones in the most bizarre way. This was no exception running and tripping on a small wooden stool!
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Old 03-30-2007, 05:54 PM   #5
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I broke my two middle toes running through the living room and kicking a cookbook, that my mother had left sitting on the living room floor, across the room. I was a waitress at the time... that was a fun night to get through!
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Old 03-30-2007, 05:58 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by brendajos
I broke my two middle toes running through the living room and kicking a cookbook, that my mother had left sitting on the living room floor, across the room. I was a waitress at the time... that was a fun night to get through!
Nice! I could imagine how that felt

My office better like open toed shoes here They've been seeing my lovely purple toe, but now they get to see tape on Monday.

That stool has definately been moved. And it wasn't even at my place, it was at my boyfriends
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Old 03-30-2007, 06:00 PM   #7
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I have to say this is one of the more unusual polls I've seen. I say rest ice and elevation. You should see the ads google put on the bottom of the page. They were all about bunion removal and foot pain.
I hope your foot feels better.
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Originally Posted by Jeremy
You should see the ads google put on the bottom of the page. They were all about bunion removal and foot pain.
"Truly revolutionary bunion surgery!"
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Okay, I said tape it, BUT keep an eye on it. If you are at all concerned go to the doctor. I've had several broken toes some I went to the doctor for some not, but my grandma broke her middle toe and ended up losing the toe. Most people just write it off, but you never know.
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Old 03-30-2007, 06:37 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by Jan in CA
Okay, I said tape it, BUT keep an eye on it. If you are at all concerned go to the doctor. I've had several broken toes some I went to the doctor for some not, but my grandma broke her middle toe and ended up losing the toe. Most people just write it off, but you never know.
I'll definately keep an eye on it. Been trying to walk carefully on it for the last few days since it happened. But now Jan, I've got this fear after reading about your grandma!

Maybe by mid week if it's not feeling/looking better (black and blue gone, etc.) I'll make an appointment.
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