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Update #12 - Broken toe/s. OUCH OUCH OUCH


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#1 wiggles

Posted 02 February 2013 - 05:14 PM

I did something really stupid (my lips are sealed) and I think I might have broken my toe/s. I have been to the after hours surgery and the doctor wasn't sure if I have broken my toe or not. Although she is leaning toward yes than no, but still unsure.

It's my right foot - 3rd and 4th toe (from the big toe). It hurts like hell.

She has strapped the 2 toes together and wants me to have an X-ray on Monday.

I'm laying down, foot elevated with an ice pack on it.

(No support from DH). I had to hobble around woolies and ended up bursting into tears at the checkout.

Is there anything more i can do for these toes?

I'm scared about how long it will take to heal.

Any suggestions?

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Edited by wiggles, 03 February 2013 - 03:33 PM.


#2 raven74

Posted 02 February 2013 - 05:19 PM

I'm a frequent flier.
Unless it is displaced (I'd guess not) then taping, painkillers, elevation, ice.  Can take several weeks to heal.
If you can't weight-bear get a set of crutches for a few days.

#3 Baroness Bubbles

Posted 02 February 2013 - 05:25 PM

Unzip those lips, we need to know so we can help!

My only advice is to be really careful about bumping it. I broke my little toe last September, and it still turns purple if I bump it at all now

#4 Bksa

Posted 02 February 2013 - 05:25 PM

QUOTE (raven74 @ 02/02/2013, 04:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Unless it is displaced (I'd guess not) then taping, painkillers, elevation, ice.  Can take several weeks to heal.
If you can't weight-bear get a set of crutches for a few days.


I second this.

I did this a couple of months ago when I accidentally kicked the end of the bed in the middle of the night, getting up to DD.

Fingers crossed it is not broken.

#5 *LucyE*

Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:51 PM

Agreed with the PPs.  Including how easy they are to damage again.  

Hope they heal quickly.

#6 Chelli

Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:53 PM

Oh you poor thing sad.gif I hope it feels better and that your DH gives you some sympathy/support!

#7 Peppery

Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:54 PM

Have broken my little toe 3 times. Definitely easy to damage again.

People call me a klutz, I don't agree rolleyes.gif

I would get some crutches.

Edited by Peppery, 02 February 2013 - 07:56 PM.


#8 FeralCrazyMum

Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:02 PM

Definitely need crutches. I broke my second and third toes a few years ago and it was excruciating painful. I had a crawling baby at the time and it made life heaps more difficult. XP didn't really help either. I was hobbling round and took DS to his physio appointment and she gave me some crutches, said it wouldn't heal unless I took all weight off it.



#9 wiggles

Posted 02 February 2013 - 09:05 PM

QUOTE (CrazySingleMum @ 02/02/2013, 09:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Definitely need crutches. I broke my second and third toes a few years ago and it was excruciating painful. I had a crawling baby at the time and it made life heaps more difficult. XP didn't really help either. I was hobbling round and took DS to his physio appointment and she gave me some crutches, said it wouldn't heal unless I took all weight off it.



I'm hoping I don't need crutches!  I don't work so I can keep off it for most of the day.

My 2 toes are now bruised. The one next to the little toe is worse (the bruising is also on my foot, where the toes end - looking down at the foot).

I can't take anti- inflammatory tablets either.

This is so not what I need right now. Couldn't have happened at the worst time.

For those of you that broke your toe/s, were you able to drive? I don't have that far to drive, only 20 mins a day.  Have to get DS to school. I have no one to help me.

It's my right foot too. My car is an automatic.

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#10 *LucyE*

Posted 02 February 2013 - 09:21 PM

I continued life as normal which is why they took about 4 months to heal. So, yes, I continued driving a manual.

When I broke my foot though...man, that was painful. No driving or even child caring for the first week. Then when I rolled my foot and tore something or other around my ankle, the dr wouldn't discharge me unless I assured him I would rest and get help with the kids (DH was going away).

I didnt bother with crutches for any of the above and found hoping faster. Maybe my floors are just really slick but I found the crutches more of a hinderance.

Keep off it as much as possible to give it a chance to heal.

#11 wiggles

Posted 03 February 2013 - 03:31 PM

Update

I had an X-ray done today and the radiographer said it looked broken. It's the toe next to the little one.

I went back to the medical centre and saw a Dr and she confirmed it. Said it was aligned and to strap it and  do the RICE treatment. (Rest, nice, compress and elevation).

Easier said than done when I have a DH that won't help me at all.

I tried out some crutches today, but couldn't get the hang of them.

Which ones would you recommend? The old style ones that sit under the arms pits or the ones that you hold with your hands called Canadian Crutches, (they have a part that goes around your arm)?

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Eta: more info.

Edited by wiggles, 03 February 2013 - 03:38 PM.


#12 Mamabear2010

Posted 03 February 2013 - 03:46 PM

Poor thing. It must be painful.

I spent 7 months on crutches in the space of 12 months. I recommend the crutches that go around your arm. Much better than the under arm crutches. As for learning to use them, a Physio can help explain it or there is probably a you tube video?

With stairs, always remember 'good foot goes to heaven, bad foot goes to hell'. (Good foot stays higher than bad foot).

I used arnica to help with bruising/swelling. It might be an alternative if you can't have anti inflammatory tablets.  

As for driving, my dr always said I could only drive if I felt safe to do so. You need to be sure you can stop the car in a hurry.

#13 Tired Feral too

Posted 03 February 2013 - 03:51 PM

The canadian ones are better than the old under arm style according to the physios I know. But remember to take small steps, if you take large ones you may hurt your neck and back also and need treatment for those, not just your foot.

#14 wiggles

Posted 03 February 2013 - 05:20 PM

Thank you.



#15 Pull Up A Beanbag

Posted 03 February 2013 - 05:29 PM

I wouldn't be accepting your DH's refusal to help either, but maybe I'm just lucky.

Good luck

#16 Maple Leaf

Posted 03 February 2013 - 05:42 PM

QUOTE
(No support from DH). I had to hobble around woolies and ended up bursting into tears at the checkout.



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This is unbelievable to me. Time to break his toes I think.



#17 **Xena**

Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:15 PM

Ah you poor bugger! I broke a couple of my toes too- in the most ridiculous way. I'll admit it if you will!

I tried to jump over a brick fence whilst drunk but forgot to jump and ran straight into it laughing2.gif

Try and keep off it and get some help. Your DH should support you (unless you broke them having group sex with a travelling male stripper troupe). Haven't we all done stupid things?

#18 Not Escapin Xmas

Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:20 PM

No advice on the toes but tell your DH to get off his a*se and start helping STAT!

#19 coffy11

Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:24 PM

ooh that sounds painful!!

What's going on with your dh?

#20 wiggles

Posted 03 February 2013 - 08:25 PM

Marriage problems.

#21 kadoodle

Posted 03 February 2013 - 08:34 PM

Marriage problems or not, he needs to man up and make himself useful.  Or pay for help for you.

#22 wiggles

Posted 03 February 2013 - 08:57 PM

Kadoodle I wish it was that easy. I have a DS who's 12 and he is trying to help me where he can. My DH doesn't give a toss about me. It's so complicated and I'm exhausted. I'll try and update with more info tomorrow. I'm tired from all the crying I've done this weekend.

Thanks ladies.



#23 TinselBee

Posted 03 February 2013 - 09:04 PM

*hugs* Only do as much as you have to, for you and your son. Accept your son's help - he's old enouhh to do quite a bit to help out, and he's clearly a better man than your husband.

#24 unicorn

Posted 03 February 2013 - 09:12 PM

sad.gif I'm sorry to hear about your marriage problems, give the DS of yours a big hug from me.

The crutches with the forearm clamp, the Canadians?, are the best, I used them when I broke my ankle, the are handy because you can hang bags of shopping on them, and they will just clip on you arm so you don't have to hold them if you want to reach up and get something off the too shelf. Way easier to manage things with them than the underarm ones. Hope it heals up quick.

#25 kadoodle

Posted 03 February 2013 - 09:14 PM

I'm sorry.  Get some sleep, or some chocolate.

I sprained my wrist and DH isn't home for another week and a half.  My kids are getting really sick of doing all the chores I usually do.




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