It you are in an accident and you get injured, and your injury is a broken toe, then this is a very common thing to have. This is because our toes are easy to break, just by dropping something on them can cause them break.
The treatment for a broken toe is quite simple. In most cases you will not need to seek medical attention, you can treat it yourself. They usually take 4 to 6 weeks to heal properly.
How to treat a broken toe
The cure for a broken little toe starts by putting some cotton wool or gauze between the little toe and the one next to it to stop them rubbing together. 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 or stand too much, so that you are not putting weight on the toe for long periods of time, and avoid wearing high heals until it is completely healed.
Keep your foot raised as much as possible for the first couple of days, applying ice packs every couple of hours for about 15 minutes a time. 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.
You should also try to wear sturdy shoes with plenty of room in them to avoid squashing the toe, and take a painkiller if needed, something over the counter will do the trick.
Most broken toes are straightforward, and the above cure for a broken little toe will work providing you follow it and allow the proper healing time.
If however the toe is at a twisted angle you probably should seek medical assistance, because you might need to have an X-ray, and it may need straightening.
Who is to blame? Can you make a no win no fee in Carshalton claim?
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 about making a no win no fee in Carshalton claim.
Accident Advice Helpline will advise you if there may be a no win no fee in Carlshalton claim against the person that caused your injury, and you will be under no obligation to proceed unless you wish to.
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