How To Treat A Broken Toe
You know, since you can't go to the hospital for it.
I broke my pinky toe and did some research to find out how to treat it at home. I had to snap it back in place on my own and it was not pretty. Here are some steps I found from medlineplus.gov that I will follow so my toe doesn't heal all deformed.
"Each toe is made up of two or three small bones. These bones are small and fragile. They can break after you stub your toe or drop something heavy on it. Broken toes are a common injury. The fracture is most often treated without surgery and can be taken care of at home."- medlineplus.gov
Here's a list of ways to treat your broken or dislocated toe without going to the hospital:
**Remember, if the injury involves your big toe, you'll want to seek medical help.
1. Rest. Stay off your foot as much as possible and away from any physical activity as much as possible.
2. Ice. You're supposed to ice your toe every hour for 10-20 minutes.
3. Elevate. Keeping your foot above your heart will keep the swelling down
4. Pain Medication. The website says, "if necessary"...ha! It is very painful and I've learned that Ibuprofen is the best kind to take because it is an anti-inflammatory.
5.Taping. You should tape the injured toe to the toe next to it to keep it stable and in place. Plus, it will help the injured toe to heal correctly. You may have to replace the tape a few times a day, as the tape with become moist.
6. Footwear. If your employer allows it, wear slippers to work. If not, you need a shoe that has a stiff bottom and room for the swelling.
See photos of my broken toe and how it happened, here: