Broken toe

reneeramaekers
By reneeramaekers Latest Reply 2011-12-19 13:23:09 -0600
Started 2011-12-14 12:57:52 -0600

I broke my toe about 3 wks ago but it still hurts sooooo bad I'm taking aspirin , Tylenol , and ibuprofen all day and night … I'm afraid is something worse !!
Renee


27 replies

Mickey/CCHT
Mickey/CCHT 2011-12-19 08:09:29 -0600 Report

You poor thing!!! I've been gone for a bit, so I'm just now seeing this!! OUCH!!
I broke my baby toe once while running thru the dining room to get the door!! It went sideways and swelled WAY up!! Hurt like a you know what!!! And there is nothing they can do for it!!! Did you get it taped? Are you resting it? Sounds like you are still working out, but you need to let this try and heal! Ice and elevation!!! Take care so it will heal properly!!!
Have a Blessed Holiday,
Mickey

reneeramaekers
reneeramaekers 2011-12-19 08:23:34 -0600 Report

It's still swollen. I can't really tape it there is a lot of space between my toes and they only touch when swollen real bad!!! Lol I have to work out or my numbers go up it gets numb when I work out so I guess that is a blessing !!! Lol !!!
On the other hand I bought some new jeans this weekend size 12 !!!!! Down from 20!!!

Mickey/CCHT
Mickey/CCHT 2011-12-19 13:23:09 -0600 Report

AWESOME!!!! You rock!!! Sorry about the toe, but happy to hear the good news!! That is amazing!! You have to be feeling so good about that!! You should, that is a real accomplishment!! I'm so happy for you!!!

reneeramaekers
reneeramaekers 2011-12-14 19:19:08 -0600 Report

Thanks every one !!!! I got ice on it … After my 2 mile walk !! And in going to the Dr Friday !!! :^)

pixsidust
pixsidust 2011-12-16 18:06:51 -0600 Report

Let it rest! Keep the ice on it but let it rest!

reneeramaekers
reneeramaekers 2011-12-16 18:10:31 -0600 Report

Ice helped a lot and it is feeling so much better I canceled the Dr app. But I'm still working out !!!! Got to keep my numbers down !!!!

pixsidust
pixsidust 2011-12-17 09:06:57 -0600 Report

If it is broken they will just tape the toes together. If it stays discolored to indicate circulation problems, then trot in there.

reneeramaekers
reneeramaekers 2011-12-17 13:22:41 -0600 Report

The color is good and it was real cold and rainy when it was hurting do bad so I think that had something to do with it
Renee

pixsidust
pixsidust 2011-12-18 12:18:19 -0600 Report

I am not worried then. I really broke my toe. Cracked it but good! The nurse said you can pay for xrays and the whole nine yards incur a bill over $500 dollars and in the end we will tape your toes together. Thats it. Thats how they set your toes. Take care and let us know how you do. try not walking on it as much

Gabby
GabbyPA 2011-12-17 08:33:29 -0600 Report

Why did you cancel your doctor appointment? I really think that you should have it looked at. Our feet are so critical and need to be treated like kings and queens. LOL Seriously, it really should be looked at and maybe even x-rayed.

reneeramaekers
reneeramaekers 2011-12-17 13:26:06 -0600 Report

I x-rayed it at work (dental office) it looked ok to me it started to feel so much better that I decided it was weather related. If I starts to hurt again I will go in and have the Dr check it out
Thanks
Rener

Gabby
GabbyPA 2011-12-18 07:43:13 -0600 Report

Have you been trained to look at x-rays? I can look at them, but I am not trained in what to look for. If it is not obvious, I would not find anything. I am just saying if you deal with it now, you won't have issues later. If you wait until later, you may end up with issues that require more help to be fixed.

pixsidust
pixsidust 2011-12-14 17:53:12 -0600 Report

I broke my toe once and they taped my toe to another toe…Thats it. It hurt like all get out for 6 months, stayed swollen for 3, was stiff to move but all in all its fine and I am fine. Ice it down. I used to sleep with cold wet toilet paper wrapped around my toe. I hope its nothing else…but I hope to hear a good report soon!

reneeramaekers
reneeramaekers 2011-12-14 19:01:08 -0600 Report

Thanks !!!

Caroltoo
Caroltoo 2011-12-14 19:06:23 -0600 Report

Oh, I have too. My little toes used to get hit so often as I ran around So. Cal barefoot that they didn't bend for years. It's unlikely that it's anything serious, just wanted you to take care of yourself.

reneeramaekers
reneeramaekers 2011-12-14 19:38:19 -0600 Report

Will do I think I should just get it checked out cause it hurts do bad I can't sleep at nigh. So I really do need to see my MD !!! I know that foot issues are a problem for diabetics. This is still new too me. But I'm a quick learner and with all the help I have from you guys I feel I can do it !!!!!
Renee

Gabby
GabbyPA 2011-12-14 17:47:33 -0600 Report

Feet are very cautionary with diabetics and I would certainly have it checked out. The last thing you want is some kind of internal issue going on. Our feet need special care. I would go to the doctor and have them check it out again for you.

Caroltoo
Caroltoo 2011-12-14 14:38:13 -0600 Report

Please get it checked out…can cause some pain orthopedic issues.

reneeramaekers
reneeramaekers 2011-12-14 14:46:01 -0600 Report

I'm going Friday !!
Now I'm scared !!

MAYS
MAYS 2011-12-14 15:21:27 -0600 Report

There is no reason to be scared, as diabetics we have to be a little more cautious than most others when it comes to injuries.
Please keep us posted, remember our personal experiences as diabetics can help others in the future!
~Mays~

Caroltoo
Caroltoo 2011-12-14 15:10:00 -0600 Report

Glad to hear you are going. None of us is trying to scare you, just want you to take care of yourself so nothing else happens. Let us know your good news on Friday. Carol

MAYS
MAYS 2011-12-14 13:12:34 -0600 Report

What did your Dr. say about the toe?
Did they inform you that it may take a little longer to heal because you are a diabetic?
Controlling your Blood Glucose will do wonders for speeding up the healing process.
Take care of yourself and please do as your doctor(s) say, the worst thing that you can do is to do a self analysis of the situation.
Here's to wishing you the best, and a speedy recovery as well!

~Mays~

reneeramaekers
reneeramaekers 2011-12-14 13:42:27 -0600 Report

I haven't gone to see my Dr yet. I've just self diagnosed … Lol I know it's broken.
I will try to get in this Friday !!!
Thanks
Renee

MAYS
MAYS 2011-12-14 14:26:29 -0600 Report

Please do so, so that they will be able to set your toe it so that it will heal properly.

I once waited before finally having to go see a podiatrist and the result was major reconstructive surgery on my left foot due to the bones shifting slightly to compensate for my injured toe, believe me it was on of the most foolish things that I have ever done in my life!

Take good care of yourself, see yur doctor, and enjoy the holiday season!

~Mays~

reneeramaekers
reneeramaekers 2011-12-14 14:42:38 -0600 Report

I didn't think about it having to be reset !!!!!! Ugh !!!! It's also been raining here in north Texas so maybe it's the weather too ??!?!!
I'm off on Fridays so too the Dr I shall go !!! :)
Thanks
Renee