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Washington Foot & Ankle Sports Medicine: Podiatry

A broken toe isn’t usually the same kind of major emergency as, say, a broken wrist. But it can still cause a great deal of pain. Whether you got a broken toe as a result of running or stubbing your toe on the coffee table, it can cause pain and swelling and severely hamper your mobility. 

While broken toes heal on their own most of the time, certain cases may require surgery. In this blog, the providers at Washington Foot & Ankle Sports Medicine explain the signs of a broken toe and what you should do if you break one.

Symptoms of a broken toe

If you break your toe, you’ll likely feel a lot of pain. However, sprains can also cause a lot of pain. Usually, only a doctor can tell the difference between a break or sprain. In pretty much all cases, if you think your toe might be broken, you should see a doctor. Other symptoms of a broken toe can include the following:

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Stiffness
  • Shoes may be uncomfortable or painful to wear
  • The toe may be bent or otherwise deformed

In some cases, a broken bone may stick out through your skin. In these cases, you should get help immediately.

How we treat broken toes

The first thing your provider will likely do is take X-rays of your toe. If your injury is only a sprain, the pain and discoloration should go away within a couple of days. If your toe is broken, treatment could take a few different routes.

If you have an open wound, your provider may give you a tetanus shot and a course of antibiotics. If you don’t need surgery, your provider may tape your broken toe to a neary toe to give it stability. In most cases, a broken toe will heal on its own in 4-6 weeks.

In some cases, your provider may manipulate the bones back into their proper place in a procedure called a reduction. Your provider may also recommend wearing a stiff-bottomed shoe or a walking cast to keep the bones in place. 

If you do need surgery, it will likely be performed as an outpatient procedure. With the surgery, your provider may place plates, pins, or screws to hold your bones in place.

What are the long-term effects?

Most people heal from broken toes without any long-term effects. However, some people may develop infections or arthritis in the affected toe. If this happens, the effects could last your lifetime. No matter the state of your broken toe, at Washington Foot & Ankle Sports Medicine, our providers will give your toe the care it needs so you can get healthy again.

If you think you might have a broken toe, come to the expert foot doctors at Washington Foot & Ankle Sports Medicine. We’ll give your toe a thorough examination and get you on the best path forward. To learn more, book an appointment online or over the phone today.

How Do I Know If My Toe is Broken?

Your toes are comprised of very delicate, thin bones. When you stub your toe, if it gets stepped on, or if you drop something on it the pain can be intense. But how can you tell the difference between just a stubbed toe and one that is actually broken and needs to be looked at by a foot doctor? Frisco patients can check for a few tell-tale signs that could indicate which is the case for you. If you suspect your toe is broken based on the symptoms that we’ve laid out below, make sure that you call Dr. Verville today at (214) 385-8822. There are a variety of painful and costly issues that can happen if you don’t get your broken toe treated that we’ve outlined below. Make sure that you take a look through our Review page to see some of the incredibly kind things our patients have to say about Dr. Verville.

Signs Your Toe Needs a Foot Doctor

Frisco patients that have injured their toe should take some time to figure out if their toe is broken. Here are a few ways to tell.

  • Pain level – Obviously, if moving your toe creates excruciating pain, it is likely that your toe is broken. Tingling is another sign of a fracture. Even if you can still walk, but it makes the pain worse, it could be another sign of a break.
  • Pain duration – If the pain goes away after a few hours or a day, it could just be a stubbed toe. But if the pain continues for several days, it likely is a broken toe.
  • Swelling – You can compare your two toes to see if the injured one has started to swell. Just stubbing your toe will likely not create swelling.
  • Shape – If your injured toe has changed shape or direction, it’s time to call your foot doctor. Frisco patients should reach out to Dr. Verville immediately to get the issue treated.
  • Color – A broken toe may turn red, blue, black, or yellow.
  • Touch – Finally, you can also touch the toe and move it. If you feel that the toe is moving strangely or if you can actually feel the bone moving inside, it’s very likely the toe is broken.

Why Call a Dr. Verville for Your Broken Toe

Leaving a broken toe to “heal on its own” can not only cause problems in the future, but it could also require surgery to fix. If you’ve got a broken toe here are a few reasons to call a foot doctor. Frisco men and women whose toes are swollen, bruised, or painful to walk on should most certainly call Dr. Verville today.

  • Reduced foot movement – If you don’t get your broken toe treated, the bones can heal back together in strange ways. This could lead to a reduction in your foot movement.
  • Surgical correction – Another reason is that if your bones don’t grow back together properly, the only way to correct them could be with surgery.
  • Arthritis – Improperly healed broken bones may also be more prone to getting painful arthritis in the future.

Dr. Verville has over 10 years of experience as a foot doctor and has conducted over 1,500 surgeries. On top of that, our patients absolutely love her. She works hard to develop lasting and trusting relationships with all of her patients. She has built her practice on providing kind, compassionate, and gentle care for all of her patients. Get in contact with us at out office in Frisco.

Call (214) 385-8822 to get started.

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Topic Overview

What causes a toe to break (fracture), and what are the symptoms?

You may break one of your toes by stubbing it, dropping something on it, or bending it. A hairline crack (stress fracture) may occur after a sudden increase in activity, such as increased running or walking.

Symptoms of a broken toe may include:

  • A snap or pop at the time of the injury.
  • Pain that is worse when the toe is moved or touched.
  • Swelling and bruising.
  • Possible deformity (not just swelling), such as a toe pointing in the wrong direction or that is twisted out of normal position. A dislocated toe can also look deformed.
  • Decreased movement or movement that causes pain.

How is a broken toe diagnosed?

A broken toe is diagnosed through a physical examination. Your health professional will look for swelling, purple or black and blue spots, and tenderness. An X-ray may be needed to determine whether the toe is broken or dislocated.

How is it treated?

Home care after breaking a toe includes applying ice, elevating the foot, and rest. Medical treatment for a broken toe depends on which toe is broken, where in the toe the break is, and the severity of the break. If you do not have diabetes or peripheral arterial disease, your toe can be “buddy-taped” to your uninjured toe next to it. Protect the skin by putting some soft padding, such as felt or foam, between your toes before you tape them together. Your injured toe may need to be buddy-taped for 2 to 4 weeks to heal. If your injured toe hurts more after buddy taping it, remove the tape.

In rare cases, other treatment may be needed, including:

  • Protecting the toe from additional injury. This may include using splints to stabilize the toe, a short leg cast, or a brace.
  • Surgery, if the break is severe.

Medical treatment is needed more often for a broken big toe than for the other toes. An untreated fracture may cause long-term pain, limited movement, and deformity.


Current as of:
November 16, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP – Emergency Medicine
Adam Husney MD – Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD – Family Medicine
H. Michael O’Connor MD – Emergency Medicine
Gavin W.G. Chalmers DPM – Podiatry and Podiatric Surgery

Current as of: November 16, 2020

Healthwise Staff

Medical Review:William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP – Emergency Medicine & Adam Husney MD – Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD – Family Medicine & H. Michael O’Connor MD – Emergency Medicine & Gavin W.G. Chalmers DPM – Podiatry and Podiatric Surgery

Toe Injury

Is this your child’s symptom?

Types of Toe Injuries

  • Cuts, Scrapes and Bruises. These are the most common injuries.
  • Jammed Toe. The end of a straightened toe receives a blow. This is usually from stubbing the toe on an object. The energy is absorbed by the joint surface and the injury occurs there. This is called traumatic arthritis.
  • Crushed or Smashed Toe. This is usually from something heavy falling on the toe. Sometimes, the nail can be damaged. Fractures are unusual, but are at risk for a bone infection (osteomyelitis).
  • Toenail Injury. If the nailbed is cut, it may need sutures to prevent a permanently deformed nail. This is less important for toenails.
  • Subungual Hematoma (Blood Clot under the Nail). Most often caused by a crush injury. It can be from a heavy object falling on the nailbed. Many are only mildly painful. Some are severely painful and throbbing. These need the pressure under the nail released. A doctor can put a small hole through the nail to release the blood. This can relieve the pain and prevent loss of the nail.
  • Dislocations. The toe has been pushed out of its joint.
  • Fractures. Toe has a broken bone. The treatment is the same whether the toe is broken or just bruised. Broken toes are not put in a cast.

Concerns About Missing a Broken Toe

  • Most swollen, bruised and painful toes are not broken.
  • X-rays are only needed for severe pain and severe injuries.
  • If the big toe might be broken, it should be seen by a doctor. The other injured toes generally don’t need to be seen.
  • A broken great toe is not urgent. It can be checked during office hours.
  • The treatment is the same whether or not the toe is broken.
  • The treatment of all broken toes is pain medicine and comfortable footwear.

Pain Scale

  • Mild: Your child feels pain and tells you about it. But, the pain does not keep your child from any normal activities. School, play and sleep are not changed.
  • Moderate: The pain keeps your child from doing some normal activities. It may wake him or her up from sleep.
  • Severe: The pain is very bad. It keeps your child from doing all normal activities.

When to Call for Toe Injury

Call Doctor or Seek Care Now

  • Skin is split open or gaping and may need stitches
  • Large swelling is present
  • Blood under a nail is causing more than mild pain
  • Nail is torn
  • Base of nail has popped out from under the skin fold
  • Dirt in the wound is not gone after 15 minutes of scrubbing
  • Severe pain and not better 2 hours after taking pain medicine
  • Age less than 1 year old
  • Age less than 2 years and toe tourniquet suspected. (Hair wrapped around toe, groove, swollen red or bluish toe)
  • You think your child has a serious injury
  • You think your child needs to be seen, and the problem is urgent

Contact Doctor Within 24 Hours

  • Broken toe suspected
  • Toe injury that causes bad limp
  • You think your child needs to be seen, but the problem is not urgent

Contact Doctor During Office Hours

  • Dirty cut and no tetanus shot in more than 5 years
  • Clean cut and no tetanus shot in more than 10 years
  • Pain not better after 3 days
  • Not using the toe normally after 2 weeks
  • You have other questions or concerns

Self Care at Home

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If your child’s illness or injury is life-threatening, call 911.

Care Advice for Minor Toe Injuries

  1. What You Should Know About Toe Injuries:
    • There are many ways that children can hurt their toes.
    • There are also many types of toe injuries.
    • You can treat minor toe injuries at home.
    • Here is some care advice that should help.
  2. Pain Medicine:
    • To help with the pain, give an acetaminophen product (such as Tylenol).
    • Another choice is an ibuprofen product (such as Advil).
    • Use as needed.
  3. Bruised/Swollen Toe:
    • Soak in cold water for 20 minutes.
    • Repeat as needed.
  4. Small Cuts or Scratches:
    • For any bleeding, put direct pressure on the wound. Use a gauze pad or clean cloth. Press down firmly on the place that is bleeding for 10 minutes. This is the best way to stop bleeding. Keep using pressure until the bleeding stops.
    • Wash the wound with soap and water for 5 minutes.
    • For any dirt in the wound, scrub gently.
    • For any cuts, use an antibiotic ointment (such as Polysporin). No prescription is needed.
    • Cover it with a bandage (such as Band-Aid). Change daily.
  5. Jammed Toe:
    • Caution: Be certain range of motion is normal. Your child should be able to bend and straighten each toe. If movement is limited, your doctor must check for a broken bone.
    • Soak the foot in cold water for 20 minutes.
    • If the pain is more than mild, “buddy-tape” it to the next toe.
  6. Smashed or Crushed Toe:
    • Wash the toe with soap and water for 5 minutes.
    • For any cuts, use an antibiotic ointment (such as Polysporin). No prescription is needed.
    • Cover it with a bandage (such as Band-Aid). Change daily.
  7. Torn Nail (from catching it on something):
    • For a cracked nail without rough edges, leave it alone.
    • For a large flap of nail that’s almost torn through, cut it off. Use a pair of scissors that have been cleaned. Cut along the line of the tear. Reason: Pieces of nail taped in place will catch on objects.
    • Soak the toe for 20 minutes in cold water for pain relief.
    • Use an antibiotic ointment (such as Polysporin). No prescription is needed. Then cover with a bandage (such as Band-Aid). Change daily.
    • After about 7 days, the nailbed should be covered by new skin. It should no longer hurt. A new nail will grow in over 6 to 8 weeks.
  8. Remove Ring:
    • Remove any ring that is on an injured toe.
    • Reason: swelling may occur.
  9. Shoes to Reduce Pain:
    • If regular shoes cause too much pain, make a change in footwear.
    • Wear a shoe with a firm sole to limit motion. Reason: Injured toes hurt when they bend (are flexed).
    • If the top of the shoe increases pain, wear an open-toe sandal. Another option is to use an old sneaker. Then cut out the part over the toe.
  10. Buddy-taping:
    • Buddy-taping is taping the injured toe to the one next to it.
    • Method: Gauze padding must be placed between the toes before taping them together.
    • How long to buddy tape: Usually needed for 1 – 2 weeks. By then new bone formation will close the break. Then pain with movement will be reduced.
    • Usefulness: Buddy-taping is optional. Sometimes, it makes the pain worse. Wearing the right shoe is much more helpful.
  11. Call Your Doctor If:
    • Pain becomes severe
    • Pain not better after 3 days
    • Toe not normal after 2 weeks
    • You think your child needs to be seen
    • Your child becomes worse

And remember, contact your doctor if your child develops any of the ‘Call Your Doctor’ symptoms.

Disclaimer: this health information is for educational purposes only. You, the reader, assume full responsibility for how you choose to use it.

Last Reviewed: 10/28/2021

Last Revised: 10/21/2021

Copyright 2000-2021. Schmitt Pediatric Guidelines LLC.

When Should I See A Doctor For My Toe Injury?

Some foot injuries can be serious and may require a visit to the doctor, for example a broken toe. If you have injured your toe and have experienced swelling that has not decreased within five days, noticed a change in the color of your toe, or continued to feel pain days after the initial injury, it may be time to seek professional care. Other worrisome symptoms of a more severe toe injury can include numbness, tingling, or a burning sensation, which could indicate nerve damage, deformation of the toe, or pain so severe that you are unable to walk normally. If you find yourself experiencing any of these symptoms, seek help from a podiatrist, who specializes in foot care and will assess and treat your injury.

A broken toe can be very painful and lead to complications if not properly fixed. If you have any concerns about your feet, contact Milos Tomich, DPM from Dr. Tomich Foot & Ankle Health Center. Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.

What to Know About a Broken Toe

Although most people try to avoid foot trauma such as banging, stubbing, or dropping heavy objects on their feet, the unfortunate fact is that it is a common occurrence. Given the fact that toes are positioned in front of the feet, they typically sustain the brunt of such trauma. When trauma occurs to a toe, the result can be a painful break (fracture).

Symptoms of a Broken Toe

  • Throbbing pain
  • Swelling
  • Bruising on the skin and toenail
  • The inability to move the toe
  • Toe appears crooked or disfigured
  • Tingling or numbness in the toe

Generally, it is best to stay off of the injured toe with the affected foot elevated.

Severe toe fractures may be treated with a splint, cast, and in some cases, minor surgery. Due to its position and the pressure it endures with daily activity, future complications can occur if the big toe is not properly treated.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Milwaukee and Wauwatosa, WI . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

Read more about What to Know About a Broken Toe

When to See a Doctor for a Broken Toe

You dropped something heavy on your toe and now it really hurts. Could it be broken?

It might be—even if you can walk on it.

Ultimately, consulting a physician may be the only way to know for sure if your toe is broken. Doctors can order X-rays, if needed, to confirm or rule out a fracture (or fractures) in the bones of your foot. However, you don’t necessarily need to head to the emergency room or clinic.

Learn more about how to manage a possible broken toe, including home treatment and when to seek professional medical care.

Common Causes of Broken Toe

Dropping something on your foot and stubbing your toe are the most common causes of a broken toe. Of course, a foot injury does not always result in a break, and it can be difficult to determine if the pain you’re experiencing is due to a broken bone or bruised skin, muscles, and bone.

Osteoporosis, or thinning and weakening of the bones, can also cause broken toes. Osteoporosis increases the likelihood that a toe will break if something is dropped on it.

Excess stress on the foot can cause broken toes as well. Runners, for instance, may develop stress fractures, or tiny cracks in the bones of the toe. Stress fractures are more common in individuals who quickly ramp up physical activity, rather than gradually increasing activity over time.

Broken Toe Treatment at Home

When your toe hurts, your first order of business is to relieve the pain. You don’t need to spend time figuring out if your toe is broken. If your foot is not obviously deformed and there are no visible bones, at-home first aid for an injured toe and a broken toe are the same.

Get off your feet as soon as possible. Elevate the injured foot to minimize swelling. (Elevating the foot can also relieve the throbbing pain you may feel when your foot is lower than your heart.) Wrap an ice pack in a thin towel and apply it to your injured toe. The ice will ease your pain and decrease inflammation. Keep the ice in place for 20 minutes, if you can; then, remove. Apply ice to your toe for 20 minutes every hour you’re awake. The next day, ice your toe at least two or three times.

Take over-the-counter pain medication as needed. You can use either acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin). Because ibuprofen has anti-inflammatory as well as pain-relieving properties, many healthcare providers recommend ibuprofen for injuries.

Do not walk or bear weight on your toe if it hurts to do so. Gradually increase activity as tolerated.

If it hurts to wear a shoe, keep your shoes off as much as possible. If you must wear a shoe, choose one that’s roomy.

Some people recommend “buddy taping,” or wrapping the injured toe and the one next to it with tape, to keep the injured toe stable. Taping may alleviate pain, but if the toe is broken and the bones are not properly aligned, taping may cause additional problems.

When to See a Doctor for Broken Toe

If your toe is misshapen or a bone is sticking out, seek medical care immediately. It’s also a good idea to see a doctor if your big toe is the one affected, as injuries to this toe are more likely to be severe.

You should also see a doctor if you experience any numbness or tingling in your foot, or if your toe doesn’t improve with home treatment. If you cannot walk normally within a day or two of your injury, consult a physician.

Some doctors recommend professional evaluation of all possibly broken toes, to ensure that all bones are aligned properly before healing begins. Left untreated, many simple foot injuries can lead to bigger, and more painful, problems.

Who to See for Broken Toe

If you have an exposed bone, it’s best to head to the emergency room. Otherwise, you can schedule an appointment with your regular healthcare provider or visit an urgent care. If your toe is badly broken, you may need to see a foot and ankle surgeon.

With proper treatment, most broken toes heal without complication.

Broken Pinky Toe Signs & Symptoms

Have you ever gotten up in the middle of the night and stubbed your toe on a massive piece of furniture only to wake up your entire family screaming and to curse the day you bought that solid oak dresser? 

If that’s a scenario that doesn’t resonate with you, congratulations because toe injuries have a way of dropping you to your knees. 

As you start to pull yourself together, you might start wondering about the extent of your injury. Is it broken, sprained, or just bruised?

To answer that question, let’s look at some of the symptoms of broken toes, and they can be treated? 

Types of Toe Fractures

Contrary to popular belief, breaking a bone doesn’t just mean it is snapped in two. Several kinds of fractures can occur in our toes. The six most common are:

  1. Stress Fracture – Caused by overuse or repetitive activity 
  2. Non-Displaced Fracture – Bones crack but do not separate
  3. Displaced Fracture – The broken part of the bone is entirely separated from the rest of the bone
  4. Open Fracture – Skin is broken, and bone is visible.
  5. Closed Fracture – Break is contained within the skin.
  6. Avulsion Fracture – A piece of bone is chipped off.

What Can Cause a Broken Toe? 

Our big toe has two bones, each capable of breaking. The rest of our smaller toes have three bones each. Breaks in these bones can be caused by:

  • Overuse
  • Stubbing your toe or hitting it on an object
  • Rolling your toe
  • Dropping a heavy object on your toe
  • Wearing poorly designed footwear
  • Suffering from Osteoporosis 

How do You Know if Your Toe is Broken?

The only sure way of knowing if your toe is broken is to visit your doctor and get an X-ray. However, there are a few signs you can watch out for that will help you decide whether or not a visit to the doctor is necessary. 

It is not unusual for your little toe to be more susceptible to injuries that your other toes. But how do you know if you’re experiencing the broken tip of a pinky toe and that some other factor does not cause the pain? 

One way you can be sure is by knowing and understanding broken little toe symptoms. Damaged pinky toe signs include:

  • Popping sound at the moment of injury 
  • Throbbing that lets up after a few hours
  • Pain when you place weight on your foot
  • Dislocation of toe
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Burning
  • Damaged toenail 
  • Hurts to walk
  • Feels like it needs to pop

The broken long toe and broken second toe symptoms are virtually the same as the pinky toe. However, because many other factors can cause pinky toe pain, it is good to rule out that it’s not broken. 

Treating a Broken Toe

Although our large toe’s makeup varies a little from our other toes (i.e., fewer bones), broken large toe treatments are generally the same. Make sure to check with your doctor before trying any of these treatments on your own. 

Here are the top ways doctors recommend treating broken toes:

  • Elevating your foot
  • Alternating heat and ice packs
  • Splinting or tapping to the neighboring toe
  • Casting 
  • Wearing a walking boot or stiff toed shoes
  • Anti-inflammatory medication

When to See a Doctor

If you suspect that you have a broken toe, you should contact your doctor. They may require an X-ray to verify the extent of the fracture. Trying to treat the fracture on your own may result in further complications. 

You can fill out our online form to further discuss toe fractures with one of our experienced staff members at Canyon Oaks Foot & Ankle. 

90,000 Literary living room. End of an era. Part Two (1) – Born to Fly – Blogs


Part 2. Cruel reality

When I woke up, it was quiet. I didn’t know how long I lay unconscious. I mustered the strength to open my eyelids, but the world quickly blurred. All I could see was that someone was there and called me.

– Mattie! Mattie! You are alive?

“I think so,” I replied.

My back ached very much and I could not move.My legs were like cotton, and my head ached terribly. I screamed and the pain receded a little. The face was wet to the touch. I looked at my hand and saw blood.

– Harry? Like you? I asked through gritted teeth. He was shocked. His whole body was shaking, and tears were streaming down his face.

– I … I have a broken arm … Damn, it hurts. I can’t move my fingers.

– Have you called an ambulance yet?

He shook his head. I put my hand in my pocket, trying to fumble for the phone.

– My cell phone is broken, and yours? He fumbled through his pockets with his good left hand.

– I lost it! I lost it! I …

“Harry, Harry, it’s okay,” I reassured him, and looked around for the others. Someone groaned.

– My head hurts … What happened? Janne Happonen moaned, slowly coming to his senses. His face was also covered in blood. I think it was cut with a shard of broken glass.

“We had an accident,” I said in a low voice. It was difficult for me to speak – the blood from the broken face was flowing into my mouth. There was a buzzing in my ears that I could not make out half of it.I saw that Hapa got up and approached Ville. At least some of us were in relative order.

– Ville? – Hapa cried out. – Ville, no! Do not die! Ville!

Hearing this, I began to cry. At that moment, I hated all of us. This does not happen to normal people. Harry was still crying as he staggered around the bus in search of his phone.

– Harry, be careful with a sore arm. Don’t wave her like that, ”I warned him.

– I’m so sorry! Pity, damn it! Mom, take me out of here! Mama! I need to call her, ”Harry muttered as he rummaged around me for his phone.

He seems to have begun to realize that what happened was part of his own fault. But in this case, looking for a scapegoat is the last thing. None of us made the right decision at the right time and did nothing to stop stupid games and squabbles. We were all to blame, and now we were paying for our mistakes.

It was cold on the bus. All the windows were broken, and the wind was blowing inside. Hapa finally found his phone and called an ambulance. Then he tried to call the bus with the coaches and the rest of the guys, but the phone went down.Then we remembered the second Janna. Where is he? I opened my eyes and once again carefully examined the bus. He was absent. It was getting harder and harder for me to concentrate and keep my eyes open. It was cold, and the pain gnawed into my body with terrible force. I wasn’t strong enough. I couldn’t fight. Soon, silence and blackness swallowed me up again.

I was surrounded by a strange landscape – blurred forms that did not want to fold into familiar objects. I died? Was it heaven? If so, then it was a very shitty paradise – not at all what I imagined it to be.Much like the life of a bug on a white piece of paper. And how much longer am I to hang around here? There were no trampolines and there was no one to talk to. I was already starting to get bored. Everything around me was white or light gray. I heard a rhythmic squeak, then everything was quiet again.

– Mattie? I turned my head and saw my brother sitting on a chair. The sadness on his face was replaced by a joyous smile.

– I’m so glad you’re alive. I was so worried. I missed you. Love you.

– Where am I? I asked very quietly.

– You are in Mikkeli hospital – it is closest to the accident site. Do not worry. We will cure you. You will be as good as new.

I looked around again. Apart from the flowers on my table, there were no more decorations in the room. I looked at the window. View of the concrete wall. Fine!

– What about the rest? My brother looked confused.

– I think I should go, Matti. Doctors say that you need more rest, – he avoided a direct answer.

– What about the rest?

– I’m serious, Matti.Go to sleep. You’ve had a tough day.


The door opened and a girl of Slavic appearance with brown hair entered the room.

– My friends! I want to know what happened to them! – my heart was pounding like a jackhammer, I saw it on the monitor.

– Mr. Hautamäki, please calm down. I repeated my question one more time, but she deftly injected something into my vein, and after a few seconds I passed out again.

When I woke up, there was no one in the room. I extended my right hand to my face. There was no more blood, but it was pretty swollen. I touched my chest. There were a few wires sticking out from there, but overall nothing special. I continued my research, looking lower and lower. The left leg was in a cast – possibly broken. On the right, everything was in order. But when I touched her, I realized that something was wrong. I still couldn’t figure out what. I tried to move her, but I couldn’t. Perhaps I was still too weak.I tried to raise myself a little and at least I succeeded, despite the blole in my chest.

So, to summarize, I got off with a broken leg, headache and back pain. I think I’ll be home in less than a week. In three months I will be able to walk, and in six months I will return to training. This means that the Summer Grand Prix will have to be skipped, and possibly postponed, preparations for the winter season. What else? Oh yeah, of course – a season with a slight aftertaste of shit awaits me again. And a good result is expected not earlier than Planica.Well, how, how could you get into this?

A young nurse entered the room.

“Good evening,” she said shyly. I just smiled back.

She wasn’t particularly pretty, but at least she seemed kinder. Much more human than the previous one. She had long blonde curly hair and a round face with a neat little mouth. A short and obviously gaining a few extra pounds, a girl with light blue eyes. At the moment, her gaze slid from the monitor to the notebook in which she wrote down the readings of the sensors.I noticed that she was right-handed.

– May I ask you a question? Can I watch TV? I asked.

“The doctor said you shouldn’t strain your eyes now,” she chirped before leaving.

I thought about how to get the latest news. There was no telephone on the bedside table, I was alone in the room and, therefore, could not ask anyone about what had happened to the others. I was almost certain that the accident had not passed by the media.The worst part was that I understood the reason why my brother did not want to talk to me about what had happened – it was all very serious. I prayed that Ville would stay alive.

For lunch I got a light tasteless soup and a slice of bread. I was not hungry, but after eating, I felt much better. After that I took sleeping pills and fell asleep like a baby.

In the morning I woke up with a terrible headache, swallowed a couple of pills and immediately felt better. The doctor entered the room – a tall man of about forty-five with a beer belly, brown hair and a mustache.

– How are you feeling? He asked.

“You know better,” I joked.

– I’m serious.

– Basically, everything is all right, but … How should I put it … I have a feeling as if all my bones were broken. Moreover, not in one place. But could I find out my diagnosis more precisely?

– Well, you have a concussion – hence the headaches. In a few days you will be as good as new. He also had a fracture of his left leg – fortunately, without complications. So no surgery is needed.How about your back?

– I can’t move yet, so it’s hard to say for sure. The lower back hurts a little. But I noticed something else. I cannot move my left leg. Yesterday I chalked it up to weakness. This morning, I tried again, but again nothing worked.

“Let’s check,” the doctor suggested. He lifted the covers and touched his right leg. I didn’t feel anything. Then he lightly hit it with his pen. Again, nothing. Again, this time stronger …

“I’ll look at your X-rays again,” he said as he left the room.

I looked up at the ceiling and my heart beat faster. Is this what I was thinking? A tear rolled down my cheek. It can’t be! It’s some kind of mistake! But when the doctor returned, I understood everything from his face.

– Don’t lie to me. I want the truth without Latin and medical terms. I won’t be able to walk anymore, right? Am I a paralytic?

– Well …

– I need to know. Please tell me, I pleaded, and tears rolled down my cheeks.

– Unfortunately, yes.But this is not yet a definitive diagnosis. It may still be possible to do something.

“Get out,” I yelled, throwing a pillow at him.

I cried like I have never cried in my life. At that moment, I just wanted to die. My little world was blown to smithereens. It was as if I was falling into a bottomless abyss – my heart was ready to jump out of my chest, I was all sweating and could not breathe. A young nurse brought an oxygen mask to my face and, suddenly, I passed out. My pulse returned to normal and I fell asleep.

– What time is it? – I asked my sister, who was measuring my blood pressure.

Almost five. Want to eat something? She asked with kindness in her voice.

– I don’t even know. Here in the hospital, every six hours I have a moment when I want to die. I don’t know what to think. Everything in my head is already messed up. May I ask you to bring a newspaper?

“I’ll see what I can do,” she replied. I perked up. Perhaps I will finally find out what happened to the rest of the passengers on our bus.Finally the girl returned with Savon Sanomat, a newspaper in the Kuopio area.

– Thank you. And… you have beautiful eyes, ”I said.

She blushed, smiled and left. The newspaper finally migrated into my hands, but something was wrong with it. Okay, this is not Helsingin Sanomat, but I don’t remember that it had so few pages. I read it all in 10 minutes. Taak … And where is the sports news? It cannot be that there is not a word about the last competition in here. I checked the page numbers.Pages three through six were missing. When the nurse returned with my dinner, I asked for a full newspaper.

“It seems some hockey fan has taken the sports news pages,” I complained.

– This is the last instance. There is no other. Sorry. Bon Appetit.

My brother entered the room.

– Where have you been? I asked.

– Hi Mattie. Sorry, I was working. It takes a long time to get here, and even the weather has failed, – he explained.I apologized and told my brother what had happened to me. He didn’t look surprised. I believe that while I was sleeping, the doctors had already told him about my misfortune.

“Don’t worry,” he reassured me. – You will live with us, and we will take care of you.

“Thank you,” I said, wiping away a tear.

– This is very kind of you, but I have to find myself another place to live. You have two children, and I have a difficult character. You can’t stand more than three days with me.

– What are you, Matti.I already spoke with my wife, and we both decided that you would stay at our house. I’ll take care of my office this weekend – I’ll make it into your bedroom. My guest room is too small for you. You need a lot of space now.

I was so moved that for a long time I could not find the right words. Just a few minutes ago, I thought that my place was in the cemetery, but now I was already wondering how I would live on. I have a wonderful brother. I’m lucky.

– Who won the competition? I asked.

– Nobody.

– How is it – nobody? What happened, I wondered.

– As soon as the accident became known, all athletes withdrew from the competition as a sign of respect. The organizing committee, the judges and the FIS, of course, were not happy, but then they changed their minds, – he explained.

– How is Hapa doing? After the accident, he seemed to be able to walk, – I asked, hoping to hear news about the others.

– He is at home now. He was not injured physically, but it seems he has psychological problems.He is shocked. Almost no one is allowed to see him, I could not visit him. I don’t know anything else, I’m sorry.

– And Harry? He was on the bus and his arm was broken, ”I added.

– I know practically nothing. They just said on TV that he was wounded. I have no idea if he is in this hospital or if he has already been transferred somewhere.

– And Ville?

– My God, it’s already half past five. I have to go. I want to see the children before they go to bed. I will arrive tomorrow.

I continued to bend my line:

– He’s dead, right?

“No, not really,” he finally admitted.

– What do you mean “not quite”? And Ahonen?

“Good night,” Jussi said, closing the door.

Then I thought for a long time about what he meant by “not quite dead.” I was terrified.

Sabrina Salzano

AEW Dynamite Review 10/23/2021 – WWE Wrestling News 2021

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Once again Dynamite meets us at an unusual time.This Sunday morning presented us with some very strong matches at once. These are primarily the matches in the tournament bracket for the AEW championship, where Eddie Kingston will fight Lance Archer, and Brian Danielson will face Dustin Rhodes. Also on the show we will see the first match of the tournament for the title of the first TBS champion between Penelope Ford and Ruby Soho.

In addition to all this, we will have another clash between Cody Rhodes and Malachy Black, a fight between Brandon Cutler and Jungle Boy, and a match that was added just a couple of hours before the start of the show,
Bobby Fish vs. Anthony Green.

I greet you categorically and we are starting. Jim Ross, Excalibur and Tony Chavone are behind the commentary panel today. Today’s release of Saturday’s Dynamite takes place in Orlando, Florida. The show opens with a match between Brian Danielson and Dustin Rhodes, the first round of the AEW Championship.

Brian Danielson Ave. Dustin Rhodes

A gong sounded, the fighters shook hands and started the match. The audience actively supported both fighters, but in the end there were more chants in support of Brian.Meanwhile, the fighters are trying to seize the initiative in battle. After a short fight, Rhodes finds himself out of the ring and immediately receives a suiside dive from Danielson. No sooner had the latter come to his senses, as he immediately received a retaliatory blow from Dustin. Rhodes brings Brian back into the ring and tries to hold him back. At 2, Danielson breaks out and the match begins to gain momentum. The fighters, not sparing each other, exchange blows. Dustin Rhodes hands out a series of Rick Flair-style chops, but Brian quickly interrupts the action.For a couple of minutes we are shown the audience hall, namely TONY NIZA sitting there! The former WWE Light Heavyweight Champion is watching the match closely. Meanwhile, Brian climbs the third rope, Dustin immediately rises to him and conducts a superplex. The crowd chants “This is awesome”. And indeed it is. Wrestlers literally beat the crap out of each other. The exchange of blows continues, but Dustin manages to deliver a powerlam. And again an unsuccessful attempt at holding. Brian breaks free and delivers a series of kicks before taking Rhodes to the guillotine.Dustin faints and Brian advances to the semi-finals to face the winner of the Eddie Kingston vs Lance Archer match!

Winner : Brian Danielson

We go backstage, where all the Elite have gathered. Kenny Omega warned the Dark Order that during their tag match next week, they’d better be very careful. Also, he could not ignore Adam Page and also left him a small message. Champion AEW said that if fans knew “The Executioner” a little better, they wouldn’t be chanting “cowboy shit” but “cowardly bastard”.

We are also shown a pre-recorded segment with FTR and Tully Blanchard. The new AAA champions are very pleased with themselves, but they are now aiming for the AEW team championship to prove that they are truly the best team. Cash Wheeler notes that they lost titles last year and spent the last year beating up some street kids. Penta El Zero Miedo and Alex Abrahantes return a message to the FTR. They claim to show more how THEY can play dirty. To which Dax Harwood says he’ll check it out on Fear Gear.

We go back to the ring, where Tony Chavone greets Sting and asks him to explain the situation with Darby Allin. Before Sting can speak, MJF interrupts him. He says that he is not here to start a fight, because the last thing he wants to do is to dishonor “Icon”. MJF adds that Darby will not be back. The crowd chants, “Shut up, damn it!” But he doesn’t care. He replies that Sting can do whatever he wants, but he cannot fool people who solve their problems with “violence and incest.”The MJF didn’t stop there. Walking slowly to the ring, he notes that Sting is never around when needed. For example, how it was with his old friend Lex Luger. After such words, Sting tries to attack MJF, but is attacked by Sean Spears and Wardlow.

After beating Sting, Sean Spears sets up a chair for MJF and straightens his jacket. MJF sits over Sting and says he knows Darby is watching. He grabs Sting by the hair and looks at the camera, sending a message to Darby. “If you come back, this is your future, Darby! Because I am the past, present and future of professional wrestling. ”Having released Sting, he is about to leave, but the latter rises to his feet, and MJF has no choice but to knock him out with his right hand with a Diamond Ring. Happy and pleased with themselves, the three retire backstage.

As we move backstage, Tony Chavone is already interviewing AEW Women’s Champion Britt Baker. D.M.D leaves a message for Tai Conti before their match on Full Gear. She says that all Conti did at AEW was shine her butt while Britt worked hard and climbed to the top of the division.On Full Gear, she promises to kick the ass of Conti, whom she loves to show off all the time.

Penelope Ford Ave Ruby Soho

Without wasting time we pass to the next match. And next in line is the first match of the TBS Women’s Championship in which Penelope Ford and Ruby Soho will fight.

Before the gong rang out, Ford immediately attacked Ruby, striking blow after blow. But Ruby quickly took control of the match. In general, the whole match was held under the complete control of Soho.The audience actively chanted the girl’s name and supported her. By the middle of the match, Bunny ran into the ring, but even she could not help her friend and Ruby Soho won by folding. Ruby goes on! As soon as the match was over, the Heals surrounded Soho, but … Red Velvet ran out to her aid! Together, the girls drove the heals.

Winner : Ruby Soho

We are shown MJF and Sean Spears talking behind the scenes. Wardlow approaches MJF and asks him why he ran away when he was beaten.MJF replies that Wardlow does a great job and that he has too much responsibility, so he gives him a “responsible buddy” in the person of Sean Spears. And while Wardlow stands dumbfounded, leaves the two.

Bobby Fish vs. Anthony Green

A short match that was completely controlled by Fish. He threw Green from side to side over and over again. In general, what is happening in the ring, I would dare to call “elite squash”. Unfortunately, this is exactly what it looked like.It all ended with a kick to the head from Fish. After the match, Bobby couldn’t calm down and continued beating Green. SM PUNK himself came to Anthony’s aid! Before he had time to climb into the ring, Fish immediately retreated. The audience immediately revived when they saw their hero. Is Fish going to be Punk’s next opponent?

Winner : Bobby Fish

Once again, we go backstage, where Tony Chavone interviews Lio Rush and Dante Martin. Chavone is interested in their new team. Rush says that he must instruct Dante and show him the right path.Rush speaks unflatteringly about Matt Saidal, while Dante sided with Matt. Rush says Dante is the best in the world and he wants to help him show it. He asked Tony Khan to schedule a team match against the Saidal Brothers next week.

Eddie Kingston Ave. Lance Archer

Before Lance could reach the ring, Eddie Kingston attacked him from behind. The fighters made a small cut behind the ring. A fan was also injured at the hands of Lance, with whom Archer carried out a bodyslam on Kingston.Nevertheless, the match entered the ring and was officially started. In the first half of the match, the advantage was completely on the side of Archer. He beat the audience favorite for a long time. Eddie tried to give some kind of rebuff, but to no avail. Archer carries out the moonlight, but lands on his head extremely unsuccessfully. We are shown Tony Niz’s reaction to this, while the referee checks Archer’s condition. He is unable to get to his feet and rolls out of the ring, where the doctor has already approached him in order to check the condition of the fighter.Lance decides to continue the fight and returns to the ring, where he was successfully turned off by Eddie Kingston. The battle ends on such a sad note. On the next edition of Rampage, Eddie will face Brian Danielson for the right to reach the final of tournament

Winner : Eddie Kingston

Returning from the commercial break, a segment with Dan Lambert and Men of The Year awaits us. Ethan Page says Inner Circle sucks. Paige notes that they beat every member of the Inner Circle, and the only celebrity Chris Jericho has “kissed” is Jorge Masvidal.He continues to claim that they are the future of the company, but they are interrupted by Sammy Guevara. The TNT Champion talks about how hard he worked to become a champion. He asks Lambert for the terms of the match. Lambert announced that Full Gear Men of The Year and American Top Team will face off against Inner Circle on the condition that Sammy Guevara will face Ethan Page for the TNT title next week at Dynamite in Boston, and if Guevara loses then he will leave Inner Circle forever.Sammy is happy with this offer, but he also put forward his own condition. If Guevara defends the title, he will personally select three of the ATTs for the match on Full Gear. After the announcement of the conditions of the match, Men of The Year tried to attack Guevara, but members of the Inner Circle (Ortiz, Santana and Jake Hager) ran out to help him, the heals had to escape through the spectator rows.

John Moxley backstage. Mox says that he is not interested in screaming and yelling about his match against the Dark Order Ten. He talks about his daughter, how she grabbed his little finger, and what it was like.He says that he does not care about the tournament, he is not worried about it. The only thing that really worries him now is to return home to his daughter as soon as possible. He ends his speech with the phrase: “I will get to you before you get to me. I’ll fucking win. ”

Also behind the scenes, Sammy Guevara has promised to triple “Boston Party” with Ethan Page on the next episode of Dynamite.

Meanwhile, we are shown a small segment of the Executioner Adam Page and the Dark Order, during which Page expressed regret that he did not join with them immediately, because they were right from the beginning.He also asked about the Dark Order vs Elite team match. To which the Order assured him that they would not lose. Victory will be theirs

Jungle Boy Ave. Brandon Cutler

Regular squash. Jungle Boy won after Snare Trap, leaving the opponent no chance.

Winner : Jungle Boy

After the match, he asks for a microphone. Fans show their love for Jungle Boy. He thanks the audience and says that he has warmed up well and can again go to another match.”Why don’t one of you Elite pieces of shit come out here right now!” asks for help. Adam Cole comes out and calls Jungle Boy an unpleasant guy. He says they can fight right here and right now and heads for the ring. Jungle Boy knocks Cole down, but suddenly Young Bucks attack him from behind with super kits. Superclick drags Jungle. Battle to the entrance ramp.Young Bucks conduct the signature BTE and continue to beat Jungle Boy, and in the end they just throw him off the stage on the table! Cole mockingly tells him to wake up because this is their world from now on.

A small segment with Miro, where he talks about the time to return what belongs to him and once again become “God’s Favorite Champion”

Malakai Black Cody Rhodes Ave.

Finally, we move on to the main event of the show! No sooner had Cody reached the ring, than the audience already bugged him, which is very strange considering that Cody FACE.The match began very cheerfully, attempts to fold, alternated with attempts to capture. Powerful Cody powerslam and failed hold. Arn Andreson tries to cheer up Rhodes. At this time, while the referee was distracted, Black jabbed a finger in the eye of Rhodes and rolled out of the ring for a chair. Lee Johnson and Brock Anderson won’t let him go. So he just returns to the ring. Nevertheless, after a while he manages to set the table, and after exchanging a couple of blows on the apron, he pushes Rhodes onto the table.Blood appears on Rhodes’ face. Both wrestlers in blood cannot come to their senses, meanwhile Arn Anderson in the ring does not understand what to do. Fans ask him to get the “shred” already. Black and Rhodes try to make their way to the ring. Suddenly ANDRADE EL IDOLO appears! He slowly makes his way to the ring while his assistant Jose tries to attack Arn. But Anderson meets him with a spinebuster. Right there, Arnu himself flies in from Black, who spits black paint on him, right in his face. Andrade also did not go unnoticed, because he was attacked from the back by a PAK! Something unreal is happening in the main event.Black and Rhodes continue to fight. Black seized the initiative and seemingly a victory in his pocket, but somehow in an incredible way Rhodes finds strength and does not give up. Ended up with all Cross Rhodes and Tiger Driver from Rhodes. Yes, the winner of the match was Cody Rhodes, beating Malachy Black almost outright. I don’t even have anything to add.

Winner : Cody Rhodes

Dynamite Score: 7/10 (author)

This issue of Dynamite turned out to be slightly weaker than the previous one.Let’s start in order. The Brian vs. Dustin match featured arguably the best match on the show. It was obvious that Brian would go on, but they played the match almost on an equal footing. The situation with Lance Archer is very sad. Most likely the wrestler was injured, but let’s hope not serious. The match itself seemed to be good, at times even brutal, but the ending let us down a little. The punk, who claimed to have returned to promote the young, suddenly turned his gaze on Fish. How long has Fish been a young talent? Definitely these two will have a good match between them.But is it worth it? The situation with the women’s roster is still not happy. Only the champion is of interest. The match was slightly below average, but Ruby showed herself very well. The girl has all the data to become the first TBS champion. I would also like to highlight the MJF segments. The guy can clearly be called the main heal of AEW. Undoubtedly upset by the outcome of the Main Event. The audience buzzed Cody throughout the match. For a second, FACE buzzes the whole match. Until recently, I could not believe that AEW would take such a step and simply merge Black.I sincerely hope that his character will not suffer from this, but it’s hard to believe in it. Also not entirely clear is the intervention of Andrade and Pak, who literally waved their fists for a couple of minutes and disappeared behind the scenes. In general, the show turned out to be good, but the main event spoiled the overall feeling a little

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How to tell if a finger is broken (with pictures)

Fractures of the phalanges – or broken fingers – are one of the injuries most often seen by emergency room doctors. But before heading to the hospital, it’s a good idea to try to determine if your finger is indeed broken.A sprained or torn ligament will be quite painful, but it will not require going to the emergency room. A little doctor’s examination can be seen if you have a sprain or a tear. On the other hand, a broken bone can lead to internal bleeding or other damage that requires immediate medical attention.


Part one of 4: Recognizing signs of a broken finger

  1. one Check for pain and tenderness. The first sign of a broken finger is pain. The pain you feel depends on the severity of the broken toe. After a finger injury, handle it with care and monitor the level of pain.

    • It can sometimes be difficult to tell if you have a broken toe right away because acute pain and soreness are also symptoms of sprains and sprains.
    • Look for other symptoms and / or seek medical attention if you are unsure of the seriousness of the injury.

  2. 2 Check for swelling and bruising. After a broken toe, you will notice severe pain followed by swelling or bruising. This is part of your body’s natural response to injury. After a fracture, your body activates an inflammatory response, followed by edema caused by the release of fluid into the surrounding tissue.

    • Edema often gives way to bruising. It occurs when capillaries around the injury swell or burst in response to increased fluid pressure.
    • It can be difficult to tell if your finger is broken at first because you can still move it.After you try to move your finger, swelling and bruising will begin to appear. The swelling can also spread to other fingers or the palm of your hand.
    • You may notice swelling and bruising 5-10 minutes after the first sensation of pain in the finger.
    • However, mild swelling or no immediate bruising may indicate a sprain rather than a fracture.
  3. 3 Pay attention to deformation or inability to move your finger. A fractured toe consists of a segment of bone that is cracked or fractured at one or more locations. Bone deformity can show up as unusual bumps on a toe or toe pointing in a different direction.

    • If there is evidence of misalignment, the finger is likely broken.
    • Usually you cannot move your finger if it is broken because one or more parts of the bone are no longer connected.
    • It is also likely that the swelling and bruising is making your finger too stiff to move comfortably after any injury.
  4. 4 Know when to seek medical attention. Go to the nearest emergency room if you think you have a broken toe. Fractures are complex injuries, the severity of which is not always obvious from external symptoms. Some fractures require more complex treatment to heal properly. If you are unsure if the injury is a fracture, it is best to exercise caution and see a doctor.

    • If you have severe pain, swelling, bruising, deformity, or decreased movement of your finger, seek medical attention.
    • Children with finger injuries should always see a doctor. Young and growing bones are more prone to injury and complications if these injuries are not properly treated.
    • If your fracture is not treated by a healthcare professional, your finger and arm may remain painfully stiff when you try to move your finger.
    • Bone that re-heals with misalignment can further interfere with successful use of the hand.


Part 2 of 4: Diagnosing a Broken Finger in a Doctor’s Office

  1. One Get a physical exam. If you suspect a broken finger, seek medical attention. During a physical examination, the doctor will assess your injury and determine the severity of the fracture.

    • The doctor will notice the range of motion of your finger by asking you to clench your fist. She will also look for visual signs such as swelling, bruising, and bone deformities.
    • Your doctor will also manually examine your finger for signs of decreased blood flow to the area and nerve damage.
  2. 2 Request a visualization test. If your doctor cannot determine at the time of your physical examination whether you have a broken toe, they may recommend an imaging test to diagnose the fracture. These include x-rays, computed tomography, or MRI.

    • X-rays are often the first imaging technique used to diagnose a fracture. Your doctor places your broken finger between an X-ray source and an X-ray detector, and then sends low-level waves of radiation through your finger to create an image.This process is painless and takes a few minutes.
    • CT or computed tomography consists of X-rays that scan the injury from different angles. Your doctor may decide to use a CT scan to create an image of your fracture if the initial X-ray results are inconclusive or if your doctor suspects that there is also soft tissue damage associated with the fracture.
    • An MRI may be needed if your doctor suspects you have a hairline or stress fracture, a type of fracture that occurs after repeated injuries over time.An MRI can get finer details and can also help your doctor distinguish between soft tissue injuries and cracks in your finger.
  3. 3 Ask if you need a surgical consultation. Surgical consultation may be required if you have a serious fracture, such as a compound fracture. Some fractures are unstable and require surgery to put the bone fragments back in place using aids (such as wires and screws) so that the bone can heal properly.

    • Any fracture that severely impedes mobility and results in severe displacement of the arm will likely require surgery to allow the finger to regain joint motion.
    • You may be surprised at how difficult it is to carry out everyday tasks without using all your fingers. Professionals such as chiropractors, surgeons, artists, and mechanics need to make full use of their fine motor skills to do their job accurately. Thus, caring for broken fingers is vital.


Part 3 of 4: Treating a Broken Toe

  1. One Ice, squeeze and lift. Relieve swelling and pain by icing by squeezing and lifting your finger. The sooner you provide this first aid after injury, the better. Make sure to rest your finger as well.

    • Freeze your finger. Wrap a frozen vegetable or ice pack in a thin towel and gently place it over your finger to reduce swelling and pain.Apply ice immediately after injury for no more than 20 minutes as needed.
    • Squeeze the injury. Gently but firmly wrap a soft elastic bandage around your finger to reduce swelling and keep the finger in place. At the first visit to your doctor, ask if you can keep your finger closed to reduce the risk of additional swelling and not interfere with the movement of other fingers.
    • Raise your hand. If possible, keep your finger raised over your heart. You may find it more comfortable to sit on the couch with your feet on the pillows and your wrist and fingers on the back of the couch.
    • You should also not use your injured finger for your daily activities until your doctor permits it.
  2. 2 Ask your doctor if you need a splint. Splints are used to immobilize a broken toe to prevent further damage. A homemade splint can be made with an ice cream stick and a loose bandage until you get to your doctor for a better fit.

    • The type of splint required depends on which pin is broken.Minor fractures can be improved with “pleasant taping,” which involves immobilizing the injured toe by attaching it to the toe next to it.
    • A splint on the dorsal extension block prevents the injured toe from bending backwards. A soft splint has been applied to keep your injured finger slightly curved towards the palm and held in place with soft fasteners.
    • Aluminum U-Bar is an inflexible aluminum bar that prevents an injured finger from straightening out.It is placed on the back of the injured finger so that it remains motionless.
    • For more serious cases, your doctor may place an inflexible fiberglass splint that runs from your finger to your wrist. Basically, it looks like a mini-cast for your finger.
  3. 3 Ask your doctor if you need surgery. Surgery is essential for the correct treatment and healing of the fracture when immobilization and time cannot effectively correct it.In general, fractures requiring surgery are more complex than fractures requiring only immobilization.

    • A complex fracture, an unstable fracture, loose bone fragments, and a fracture that damages the joint all require surgery because the broken parts must be put back in place for the bone to heal in the correct configuration.
  4. 4 Take pain relievers. Your doctor may recommend that you take a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) to relieve pain associated with a broken finger.NSAIDs reduce the negative effects of prolonged inflammation and relieve pain and pressure on nerves and associated tissues. NSAIDs do not inhibit the healing process.

    • Common over-the-counter NSAIDs used to treat fracture pain include ibuprofen (Advil) and naproxen sodium (Aleve). You can also take acetaminophen (Tylenol), but it is not an NSAID and does not reduce inflammation.
    • Your doctor may also prescribe a codeine-based prescription drug for short-term treatment if you are in severe pain.The pain will likely get worse early in the healing process, and your doctor will lower the strength of your prescription as the bone heals.
  5. 5 Consult your doctor or healthcare professional as directed. Your doctor may advise you to schedule a follow-up appointment several weeks after your initial treatment. She may repeat X-rays 1-2 weeks after the injury to see how she heals. Be sure to make appointments to make sure you are getting better.

    • If you have questions about your injury or anything else, talk to your doctor.
  6. 6 Understand the complexities. Generally, finger fractures heal very well after consultation with a doctor and a healing period of 4-6 weeks. The risks of complications after a toe fracture are minimal, but you still need to know about them:

    • Joint stiffness can result from scar tissue around the fracture site.This problem can be addressed with physical therapy to strengthen the muscles of the fingers and reduce scar tissue.
    • Part of the finger bone may rotate during the healing process, causing bone deformity that may need to be surgically removed to help you grasp objects properly.
    • The two pieces of bone may not heal properly, resulting in permanent instability at the fracture site. This is known as “disconnection”.
    • A skin infection can occur if there are cuts at the fracture site that were not properly cleaned before surgery.


Part 4 of 4: Understanding the types of fractures

  1. one Learn about finger fractures. The human hand consists of 27 bones: 8 on the wrist (carpal bones), 5 on the palm (metacarpal bones), and three sets of phalanges of the fingers (14 bones).

    • The proximal phalanges are the longest part of the finger and closest to the palm. Further, there are intermediate, or middle phalanges, and then the distal phalanges protrude farthest, forming the “tips” of the fingers.
    • Acute injuries such as falls, accidents and sports injuries are the most common causes of finger fractures. Your fingertips are one of the most vulnerable areas of your body because they are involved in almost every activity you do throughout the day.
  2. 2 Know what a stable fracture looks like. Stable fractures are defined by broken bone, but with little or no displacement at either end of the fracture.Permanent fractures, also known as non-displacement fractures, can be difficult to identify and can show symptoms similar to other forms of injury.

  3. 3 Know what a displaced fracture looks like. Any broken bone in which the two major sides of the fracture no longer touch or align is considered a displaced fracture.

  4. 4 Know what a complex fracture looks like. A fracture in which a broken bone has been dislodged and part of it pushed through the skin is called a compound fracture.Due to the severity of the damage to the bone and surrounding tissue, this injury always requires immediate medical attention.

  5. 5 Know what a comminuted crack looks like. This is a displaced fracture in which the bone is split into three or more pieces. This is often, but not always, associated with significant tissue damage. The severe pain and stiffness of the affected limb, which is often associated with this form of injury, facilitate diagnosis. Advertising

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  • Question: Can I break my finger and still bend it? Yes.In many cases, fingers can move even if they are broken or broken. Depending on the severity of the injury, movement is often observed in at least some parts of the toe.
  • Question Can I break my fingertip when catching a soccer ball? You can, of course, and this is actually a common way to break your fingertip.
  • Question: My finger has been swollen for over a week now, and it hurts me to bend it. I cannot put pressure on my joint. Could these be symptoms of a fracture? They could very well be.You’d better go to the doctor and see.
  • Question Is it possible to break a finger if it hurts a lot, but is barely swollen? Yes, it may be broken. See your doctor for advice.
  • Question: Should I apply ice to my finger if it starts to swell? Yes. Ice can reduce swelling of the toe, but don’t hold on for too long.
  • Question: I still have pain for 5 months after a sports injury to a joint on my toe. I have not been treated. Should I still be in pain? See your doctor and get an X-ray done as soon as possible.If you have broken a bone, you may already have permanent damage because there was no splint or finger correction to heal properly.
  • Question. Will the broken finger heal itself? Yes, over time. It is best to place a support splint on it to make sure it heals properly.
  • Question: What happens if a child breaks a finger? When a child breaks a finger, the same thing happens as an adult. However, most children recover faster than adults, so they have an edge.
  • Question: What if it hurts to bend your finger back, but there is no bruise? Bending your finger back is normal, so it may not mean anything. But you should check with your doctor to be sure.
  • Question: My fingers are not straight.