Breaking bones in the foot is quite common and can occur for various reasons. If you have broken the toe, you will need to make sure you get an x ray carried out so that appropriate treatment can be administered. Of course, you need to bear in mind that you may not have full mobility for some time as a result of the broken toe. However, when you have broken the toe you can take action to help the recovery along so that you can regain full mobility again as quickly as possible. This is something that you may be able to access free of charge. If you are wondering what can a doctor do for a broken toe, this will depend on the toe and the level of damage.
What are the signs of a broken toe?
You may be wondering ‘should I go to hospital for a broken toe?’ Well, by checking the signs and symptoms that you are experiencing, you can better determine whether the toe is broken or simply bruised/sprained. Some of the signs that you may have broken the toe include:
- Swelling and bruising
- Pain in the toe and foot
- A toe that is not aligned properly
- Weakness in the foot
- Unable to put weight on the foot
- Lack of mobility in the foot
Common causes of a broken toe
Toes can be broken quite easily and through a variety of different ways. One of the common ways to break a toe is by accidentally stubbing it against a hard surface. Of course, you may have just bruised or sprained it so if you want to know ‘is my big toe broken?’ or ‘what does a broken pinky toe look like’ check the symptoms and signs above. Other causes of a broken toe may include injuries when taking part in sports, dropping something on your foot, someone stepping on your foot, getting the toes or foot trapped, and other direct trauma.
What is the broken toe healing time?
The broken toe healing time can vary depending on which of the toes is broken as well as on how bad the break was. In addition, you have to take care not to further damage your toe while it is being treated, as this could extend the healing time. In most cases, the broken toe will heal in around four to six weeks. You will then need to regain proper mobility in your foot, which can be done through physiotherapy. You can access free private treatment for this in the UK. Simply call us for further details about the service.
What free private treatment am I eligible for?
You may be eligible for a range of free private treatment when you have broken your toe. For instance, you may be able to gain access to free bandaging and casts depending on the severity of the break. In addition, you can access free physiotherapy to get the mobility back in your foot once the toe has started to heal. For further information about these free treatments, get in touch with us today.
How can I recover safer and possibly faster?
Recovering from a broken toe can take longer in some cases than in others. However, you can speed up the process and recover more safely by making sure you keep the affected foot rested and avoid putting strain on it. Having physiotherapy as part of the treatment can also help with healing, as it means that you can work on getting your foot fully mobile again after the injury. If you would like to find out about free private treatment for this, just give us a call.
Contact us to find out if you qualify for free private treatment
There are many people across the UK who are eligible for free private treatment but simply are not aware of it. The good news is that you may be able to get private treatment free of charge no matter where you live. This can be arranged locally so that you do not have to travel. If you would like to know whether you qualify, get in touch today and we will be happy to help.