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I just broke my toe. Answered

I had completely forgotten how bad this hurts. I can't even stand at this point and had to call in to work. :( I was just about to go out and ride my bike for a while, too. What a disappointing way to start the day. Now I get to spend the rest of it in varying degrees of pain! Even moving my foot unleashes pain like I have not felt in years. Anyone have any home remedies to recommend? I know when it happened last time I just got my toes taped and that was it. I'm not sure I can even get to the doctor at this point. :P I considered posting a picture of it but that's gross. So here's a picture of Chester. He's obviously reacting to my problem.

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scooter82902
scooter82902

7 years ago

i was on the trampoline my friend kicked me 2 balls. i tripped on both of them. my leg really hurts. it has been a week

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nikeman76
nikeman76

9 years ago

i broke my toe and it only hurts when you try to move it.

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The Jamalam
The Jamalam

10 years ago

How did you actually break it?

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

Reply 10 years ago

I walked right into the corner of the box spring. It just sort of crunched. I was walking with purpose because I was getting ready to go exercise. I'm still scared of the end of the bed. :P

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The Jamalam
The Jamalam

Reply 10 years ago

Ouch, sounds painful! I'm either very lucky or I just have strong bones, because I've never broken any. Yet. ;) However, I started freerunning about a year and a half ago, so it's probably a matter of time! :S

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Der Bradly
Der Bradly

11 years ago

Oh My Gosh! My cousins cat looks just like that and his name is Chester!

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I_am_Canadian
I_am_Canadian

11 years ago

Chester is a great name. I named my stuffed cat that looks a lot like yours Chester.

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codongolev
codongolev

Reply 11 years ago

you named your stuffed animal? ..... ...... good, so I'm not the only one.

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codongolev
codongolev

Reply 11 years ago

I have a stuffed dog pillow thing named spot. actually, he has a collar with a tag, but still.

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REDNEK777
REDNEK777

11 years ago

when i break a finger or toe i just break out electrical tape.

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Darmani
Darmani

11 years ago

breaking anything that belongs to the property of your body hurts so much, haha, I've broke an arm, my elbow, and the left leg, the leg hurts the most to me..... really bad injuries, and i got my friend Johnnie Walker, we got to invite him too.

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Firebert010
Firebert010

11 years ago

My friend Jack Daniels knows how to deal with problems like this.

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 11 years ago

He must also know Jose Cuervo.

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Firebert010
Firebert010

Reply 11 years ago

Maybe we can all get together with my buddy Sam Adams and have a party =P

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 11 years ago

Don't forget to invite Betty Crocker and Aunt Jemima. Never party on an empty stomach.

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its a lion
its a lion

11 years ago

Last time I broke my toe, I had too much fun playing with it. It would remove itself from the socket, and I would pull it out until I couldn't stand it anymore, and then let it fall back into place. Later on, when it had finally started to set, I got it wrapped up in a sheet while I was asleep. I moved a certain way, and it dislocated itself, undoing all that had been done before. After that, when it had finally started to set again, I played with it. Undoing all that had been done before. Now it has healed into a really stiff toe that doesn't want to bend at all. It does still pop out of the socket though. So the lesson here is not to play with a broken toe (or get it caught in bed sheets). Oh, and sorry about the broken toe. Just tape it together. They really don't do much at the doctor about toes (I've broken mine quite a few times).

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its a lion
its a lion

Reply 11 years ago

I see where it has already started to heal. That's good to hear.

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bumpus
bumpus

11 years ago

Ice that sh!t, it will take some swelling down, and hopefully numb it a bit. Or put some Oral-Gel on it, its like soothing a toothache on your foot. Hope either one of those works...

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

Reply 11 years ago

At this point I'm seriously considering getting Jace to pick me up a crutch. :P And I'm not sure that oragel will do anything. The pain is really severe.

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 11 years ago

You're supposed to tape it to another toe to immobilize it.

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

Reply 11 years ago

Oddly enough, that actually made it hurt worse. I'm just trying to stay off it as much as possible. It is feeling better, but looks-wise, it's much worse.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

Depending on how "badly" it is broken, it would feel worse as the "supporting toe" would also move it every time you moved, and may pull the toe to the side a bit. When I "cracked" my little toe, they buddy taped it to the next one over, because it wasn't broken the whole way through. Was it badly broken, or did it heal straight pretty much on it's own ? Broken bones are a bugger...

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

Reply 11 years ago

It's a little crooked, but nothing too bad. :)

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

Well, as long as you don't mind, and there is no extra pain from the "crook" and your shoes fit....but if it fuses in that position and you want to have it straightened later for whatever reasons, the Doc would have to rebreak it *shiver*

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 11 years ago

Ibuprofen, paracetamol and if you have an antiinflammatory kicking around... Other thing that help is a little toe splint, so it doesn't move when you walk and it not just dislocated? Mine does that twice a day at least...

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kingghaffari
kingghaffari

11 years ago

Im EXTREMELY young and i haven't broken anything! Good thing to, it must hurt a hell of alot. Hope its better by now and you can bo back to work. : )

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

Reply 11 years ago

It's basically healed, or so I like to think. Today the toe got a little angry though... I did probably ride miles worth of riding to get to the bank, and then lots of walking afterwards. It's a little tender. :P

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

Reply 11 years ago

*did probably five miles worth of riding Sorry, late night of Doctor Who hotness and a little bit of beer. :O

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kingghaffari
kingghaffari

Reply 11 years ago

Haha, Im thirteen and i wouldnt know how beer tastes and i bet your having fun! :p

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

Reply 11 years ago

It's actually quite awful but I thought I'd try a bit because every else there thought it was tasty. I don't recommend it. :P

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

You're obviously drinking the wrong stuff.

Budweiser etc are just chemical mush. No flavour, even when it's not served so cold it gives you brain freeze on the first sip.

Drop me a line if you ever get to the UK, I'll find you some real beer to drink.

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

Reply 11 years ago

This was supposed to be really good stuff, though. My friend Nathan is the biggest beer snob. He's describing the delicate and wonderful flavors of this beer to me, and all I taste is... beer.

I mean, better than Budweiser, sure, but still that overwhelming beer taste.

Perhaps I should come to the UK on an epic quest for beer. It would be a good story to tell later, at least. :P

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

(Glad your toe's nearly better, though)

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kingghaffari
kingghaffari

Reply 11 years ago

Haha!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

11 years ago

What did you do? #1 son broke his toe last summer, tripping over a door frame. All they did was tape it to the next toe and tell him not to run too hard on it for six weeks, and to wear proper shoes for support. If it's swollen, ice it (wrap the ice in a cloth to prevent frost-burns), take ibroprufen (works well on swelling and tissue-damage pain), and get your fot up. If it isn't going down tomorrow, yourself down to the doctor for an X-ray. If the swelling does go down, just tape it to the next toe and wear proper shoes (like they told #1 son) - you're young, and will heal quickly. If the swelling goes down, but the pain doesn't ease after a day or two, still take it to the doctor. If you're at all worried, take it to the doctor.

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

Reply 11 years ago

When I went into the bedroom this morning to grab my shoes I ran my left pinky toe right into the boxspring. It wasn't even with the mattress and I wasn't paying attention! It's severely swollen and beginning to bruise, but I have been icing it and resting. It's already hurting a little less. If I can't stand tomorrow, though, I will most likely be calling in again and heading to the doctor. I can only hope this is better in time for me to go back to school. :P

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

Reply 11 years ago

If the icing you are using doesn't work, try switching, changng from a Butter Cream to a Royal can work wonders

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

Reply 11 years ago

Hahaha! You just Goodharted all over me. Oh dear. He would be proud. :D

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

You just Goodharted all over me.

That's a really unpleasant image...

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

Reply 11 years ago

I have been biting my tongue.

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

Reply 11 years ago

I think that perhaps I should start having my comments reviewed. :P

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

Or possibly gathered into a small Instructables volume of their own?

One sold discretely, in a plain brown cover, to gentlemen of discerning taste...

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

Reply 11 years ago

I imagine that could sell if I started being racy on purpose. Though being unconsciously racy is much more funny for everyone, I'm sure. :)

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

Certainly for those of us with that kind of mind...

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 11 years ago

Wow, I knew Tool had it, but you, Kiteman, who knew?

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 11 years ago

You don't get a name like Tool Using Animal for nothing and I guess he keeps the Kit in the kaboodle...

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 11 years ago

O_o

I think his name is a bit ambigious. I'm assuming he meant "Tool-Using Animal", saying that he's an animal that uses tools. However, I always thought of it... differently...

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

Reply 11 years ago

You and Muffin are so innocent. It's so cute! :P

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 11 years ago

No... I think I get it... maybe not, though...