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What do they do for a broken toe?

My son was skateboarding yesterday and he stomped the board down really hard on his toe. It is worse today and swelling up around the toe nail, really purple too. Do they do anything for broken toes? Oh its his big toe if that makes any diff. Thanks

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stickyfingers

Asked by stickyfingers at 4:05 PM on Jul. 12, 2009 in Health

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  • usually nothing but maybe a splint
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:05 PM on Jul. 12, 2009

  • Thats what I thought. So I guess I shouldnt take him in then?
    stickyfingers

    Answer by stickyfingers at 4:07 PM on Jul. 12, 2009

  • My son has had two broken toes. One was his big toe. After the x-rays, they didn't do anything for him either time. They just told him to take something OTC for pain and said they'd send him to a specialist if the toe didn't heal right. It has been 2-3 years and he is in Tae Kwon Do doing just fine.
    army_wife2000

    Answer by army_wife2000 at 4:22 PM on Jul. 12, 2009

  • Usually nothing, but tape it.
    luvschocolate

    Answer by luvschocolate at 8:58 PM on Jul. 12, 2009

  • they just taped mine and sent me home
    admckenzie

    Answer by admckenzie at 9:02 PM on Jul. 12, 2009

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