Many people don’t realise how fragile the pinky toe is but when you suffer a fall or accident, you could easily end up with a broken pinky toe. While this is not the most devastating break that you can suffer, it can still be painful and uncomfortable. You may struggle to put pressure on it and sometimes, if it is left to heal naturally, you may find that the shape in which it has healed makes it difficult or uncomfortable to wear your normal shoe on the affected foot. Many people let their broken pinky toe heal at home, as the treatment required is generally minimal. However, if you have caused a lot of damage you may need to look at getting appropriate treatment.
What symptoms come with a broken pinky toe?
There are various symptoms and signs that could indicate you have broken your pinky toe. Some people think that they have just bruised it and while it is painful for a while they may then forget all about it. However, some of the signs to look out for include:
- Swelling and bruising
- Feeling stiffness in the toe
- Pain in the toe
- A toe that is out of shape
- Tightness of shoe on the foot with the affected toe
Although you can still walk with this sort of injury, if there are complications you may need to seek further treatment.
What are the causes of a break in the pinky toe?
The pinky toe is one that can be easily broken in a number of ways. It may be something as simple as stubbing the toe hard, which anyone who has ever experienced a stubbed pinky toe will know can be very painful. It could be something such as dropping a heavy item on the toe. Trips and falls that cause your toe to twist may also cause a break. All sorts of trauma and injury can cause this sort of damage and the injuries sustained can be worse for some people than for others.
What is the healing time for this type of injury?
When it comes to broken pinky toe healing time, this can vary. Sometimes, this particular type of break will heal fine on its own but it can take up to six weeks for recovery. If the problems persist after this, you may need to get the toe x-rayed so that the healing process can be checked. You can also get private free treatment to help with the healing of your pinky toe. Get in touch with us for further advice and information.
What free private treatment can I qualify for?
When it comes to your broken toe, you need to look at ways to restore full movement to the foot through exercises. Physiotherapy can be extremely effective for this and you may be able to qualify for free treatment. We can provide physiotherapy treatment free of charge for many people who have suffered a broken toe, and this helps to speed up the time it takes to get the movement back in your toe. You can also benefit from free treatment such as bandaging for your toe or show you how to tape a broken pinky toe. Contact us today to find out more about this service.
How can I recover safer and possibly faste from a broken pinky toer?
When it comes to a broken pinky toe, the treatment and recovery time will vary based on the injury. You need to take care not to damage or hurt the broken pinky toe again while it is recovering, so you need to make sure it is protected. You may be eligible for free treatment including physiotherapy, which can help to really speed along the recovery time. All you need to do in order to find out if you are eligible for free treatment is give us a call and we can provide you with an answer in next to no time.
Contact us to find out if you qualify for free private treatment for a broken pinky toe
When it comes to your broken pinky toe, you could speed along your recovery by getting the right treatment. Wherever you are located within the UK, we may be able to arrange free treatment for you to help you recover more quickly. All you need to do is get in touch with a member of the team and we can check on your eligibility and make the necessary arrangements.