People can break or fracture their toes in lots of different ways. This is because our feet are very vulnerable; they carry our weight around all day, propel us to wherever we need to go, and maybe then have something dropped on them, which can cause a fracture.
This example is only one of the ways in which you can fracture your toes. There are lots of other ways, for instance:
- Tripping over and twisting them as you fall;
- A direct blow, such as might happen when playing football or rugby; and
- Toes being squashed between two objects, as might happen in a road traffic accident.
In this list are just three instances of what accident could happen to you to cause a broken toe. There are countless ways in which this could happen. If it happens to you because of an accident that was not your fault, then you may wish to talk with the solicitors in Keswick-on-Derwentwater at Accident Advice Helpline so that they can assist you in making a personal injury compensation claim.
Buddy taping a simple toe fracture
The treatment for simple toe fractures is called buddy taping. This is when something is placed between the broken toe and the healthy one, like some padding, then they are strapped together so they both cannot move.
They do this because the normal toe then acts a splint for the broken toe, and along with plenty of rest it should heal. You also need to keep your foot raised as much as you can for the first few days, and maybe apply an ice pack every couple of hours to reduce the swelling.
Walking and standing too much could also make your recovery time longer, as your weight is on your whole foot. Also, do not wear any high heels while it is healing, as it should have a lot of room to heal and all high heels will do is squash your toes. Wear comfortable and sturdy shoes if you have to walk about.
However, if your fractured toe is more serious and the toe is at an awkward angle or looks deformed, then you should go straight to your hospital so they can do an X-ray on it and treat it accordingly. Your toe bone could have moved out of place and need putting back. At its worst, you may need surgery so they can insert pins to hold the bones in place while they heal.
Using the solicitors in Keswick-on-Derwentwater at Accident Advice Helpline
Using our solicitors in Keswick-on-Derwentwater will simplify the process of making your personal injury claim. We have been making claims for over 15 years, and in that time have helped many thousands of victims get the compensation to which they were entitled after being injured in accidents that were not their fault.
Call our helpline on 0800 180 4123 and speak to one of our friendly advisors, or you could try completing the 30-second calculator on the website to get an estimate of the amount of compensation you may be entitled to.
Date Published: 15th April 2014
Author: David Brown