I might need an accident specialist in Needham Market
You most certainly won’t be the first individual in town to require an accident specialist in Needham Market. Needham Market is a town in Suffolk. It initially grew around the wool combing industry, until the onset of the plague, which swept the town from 1663 to 1665. To prevent the spread of the disease the town was chained at either end, which succeeded in its task but at the cost of two-thirds of the populace.
These days thankfully the plague is less of a worry in Needham Market. However, a broken toe is far more likely. Broken toes are very common because it is so easy to do, just dropping something on them can easily break your little toe.
Broken toes usually heal in 4 to 6 weeks and need little treatment.
What’s the best way to treat it?
The first priority will be to reduce the chance of any further damage and minimise the pain, a good way to start is to place cotton wool in between the broken toe and the one next to it. You then bind the two toes together with plaster, and the healthy toe will act as a splint for the broken toe, allowing the bone to heal straight and healthy. You can also do this for a sprained toe and it will be just as effective.
Try not to walk on the foot too much, and apply ice packs regularly to help minimise the swelling and the pain. The ice should not be applied directly to the toe but wrapped in a tea towel or similar first, alternatively frozen peas out of your freezer will do the job very well. This will help reduce the swelling and make it less painful.
Try not to walk or stand too much, so that you are not putting weight on the toe for long periods of time, and avoid wearing high heels until it is completely healed. Wear sturdy shoes with plenty of room in them to avoid squashing the toe. Take a painkiller if needed. Something over the counter should do the trick.
If however the toe is at a twisted angle you probably should seek medical assistance. You might need to have an X-ray, and the toe may need straightening.
What if it’s someone else’s fault?
Most broken toes are the fault of the person to whom they belong, but if you should have broken toes because of something that was not your own fault, then contact Accident Advice Helpline on their free helpline number, 0800 689 0500, and have a chat with one of our friendly advisers regarding the circumstances of your breakages.
We will advise you if there may be a claim against the person that caused your injury, and you will be under no obligation to proceed unless you wish to. If you do decide to claim, we can provide the best accident specialist in Needham Market to help you succeed in winning the optimal amount of compensation.
Or you could try completing Accident Advice Helpline’s 30-second calculator on the website, to see what sort of compensation you may be entitled to.
Date Published: 20th October 2013
Author: David Brown