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    Broken Toe?

    OK...I'm not crying or saying my puss hurts, but I think I broke/sprained/dislocated my smallest toe at Judo-Jits tonight. I'm just looking for advice from experienced toe mashers. I'm likely just going to tape it to my other toe and go to practice again tomorrow. Anyone know any other tactics?

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    See a doctor, if it heals funny it's going to hurt you until you get it fixed.
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    This is precisely what happened recently to one of our 1st Dans - incredibly, during the Warm-Up. He turned his foot over or turned the smallest toe. We thought it might have just 'popped out' and I asked the Gym Instructor if he could pop it back in again. He said only if it had happened before otherwise he wouldn't risk it.

    Our chap went to the local Accident and Emergency and he explained what had happened - but he'd rather he had a bloods and guts tale to tell rather than the prosaic truth - however he told the sorry truth. The Doctor was sceptical and said he doubted that it was broken but he'd arrange an X-Ray. Afterwards, he returned to say that he was wrong and that the toe was broken...

    Painkillers, rest and strapping the little toe to its neighbour is the solution and take it carefully for 6-8 weeks.

    Hope it helps.

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    OK..so I went to the ER today and the X-Ray showed a very nice diagonal break through the large bone in my toe. Doc said 6-8 weeks, but I'll likely give it a week or 2 off and start slow after that. Feels pretty good "buddy taped" to the next largest toe.

    Thanks for the replies,

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    Quote Originally Posted by seatown7
    OK..so I went to the ER today and the X-Ray showed a very nice diagonal break through the large bone in my toe. Doc said 6-8 weeks, but I'll likely give it a week or 2 off and start slow after that. Feels pretty good "buddy taped" to the next largest toe.

    Thanks for the resplies,

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    6-8 weeks =/= 2 weeks

    Take the full recovery time...I'm sure you've heard this before, "there's a fine line between hard and stupid."
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    I broke the one next to my big toe about 4 weeks ago and decided to continue training. It looked pretty gnarly for about a week, and the bottom of my foot was numb for about two weeks. I have found that (during randori) it is easy to forget that it is hurt and stub it on something, I wouldn't be surprised if this sets the healing process back. Taping it up helps, some. At this point it feels pretty good, I'd say about 80%.

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    i did the same thing a year or so ago. didn't go to the doc, buddy taped it for a few weeks and it seemed to heal.

    it's no longer straight, and is a bit bigger than it used to be and has an odd shape, but seems to function normally.

    the only bummer is that my shoe doesn't fit as well as it used to.
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