A broken baby toe is an extremely painful injury and is surprisingly common. Often caused by walking into a piece of hard furniture, by stubbing the toe on a solid surface or by dropping a heavy object on the foot, the pain can be extreme considering that the part of the body is so small. Officially known as a 5th metatarsal injury a broken baby toe can often be treated at home, however following healing the sufferer may often experience ongoing pain, discomfort and poor range of movement.
Breaks In The 5th Metatarsal
When the baby toe suffers from a break it can often be treated by taping the toes together to minimize their movement and so to promote healing. However, if the break is very severe, it may be necessary to put the foot in a cast until the bone has fully healed. In some cases, the toe is very swollen and in these circumstances a doctor may recommend the wearing of a special shoe to give the foot room to move while it is swollen. Whether the break is minor or severe, once the bone has healed there is often residual stiffness, pain and difficulty in movement which physiotherapy can help to relieve.
Can I Benefit From Any Additional Free Treatment?
If you have had a broken baby toe, you may well be eligible as a candidate for free treatment. A large number of residents in the UK don’t know that they can claim for treatment like ice or heat packs for their broken baby toe to help speed up the recovery process. If you contact us today, you can learn more about whether you can receive free additional treatment.
What Is The Aim Of Physiotherapy For A Broken Baby Toe?
A broken baby toe can cause a lot of difficulty in walking, and even after the bone has healed, there can frequently be ongoing stiffness that makes wearing ordinary shoes painful and walking long distances very uncomfortable. The toe may no longer move easily and may feel weak. Receiving a course of physiotherapy can serve a number of purposes:
- To help to strengthen the toe and prevent the re-occurrence of a similar injury
- To regain comfortable movement in the affected toe
- To be able to walk comfortable and without pain
- To restore the normal function of the foot and toe
Which Free Private Treatments Could I Be Eligible For?
Many people are unaware that free private treatment is even a possibility, however there are many people all over the country who are entitled to receive free treatments for their broken baby toe without paying a penny themselves. We offer many types of treatment to facilitate your recovery, and our professional healthcare team are often able to deliver your treatment for free depending whereabouts in the country you live. Give Medical Expert a call today and find out more about how our effective treatments can help to relieve pain and restore movement in your toe.
Broken Baby Toe Rehab Timeline
Although the time taken for healing to take place will depend on the severity of the original fracture, the average time for the bone to repair is between 4 and 6 weeks. Once the toe has fully healed, rehabilitation exercises may well be needed to improve any residual pain and restore movement to the foot and toe.
How Can I Promote A Speedier Recovery?
If your baby toe has suffered from a break, you could benefit from physiotherapy exercises that will help you to reduce any pain that you are still experiencing in your affected toe and help to make walking less painful and more comfortable once more. By strengthening the muscles in the foot and toe itself, the movement will be restored more effectively and more rapidly. Contact us and learn more about whether free physiotherapy is an option for you.
Contact Us To Discover Whether Free Treatment Is A Possibility
There are many benefits that come with taking advantage of one of our free private physiotherapy treatments for your broken baby toe. Your injury will heal more rapidly and you will be able to return to your everyday activities sooner than you expected without any residual pain or discomfort. Contact us now and in seconds you can find out whether private physiotherapy in your area could be the answer.