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    sprained vs fractured toe

    So, in my hurry this morning to get ready for work.... WHACK. Toe, meet furniture.

    I did it in such a haste that it broke skin and bled.

    Now, toe hurts. It's not swollen or bruised. I can wiggle it (with a little pain). However, if I use it when I walk, it hurts enough to change my walking gait. Feeling, pressing on the toe area/bones don't produce pain either.

    Did I break the d@mn thing, or is it just sprained

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    wait until tomorrow.
    if it's swollen like a watermelon, it's broken.

    if it's swollen like a grapefruit, it's sprained.
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    Kick the furniture with the other foot till they hurt equally. Then head for the pub....er clinic.

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    Oh that sucks. Now you got a hitch in yo git-along.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    wait until tomorrow.
    if it's swollen like a watermelon, it's broken.

    if it's swollen like a grapefruit, it's sprained.
    So oval... it's broken
    spherical... it's sprained?

    Edit: after chiropractic work (waste of money - for me), seeing a PT (worked), and this, going with the HDHP plan at work this year was a bad idea
    Last edited by kevmk81; 06-10-10 at 10:43 AM.

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    ice; elevation & anti~inflammatory like ibuprofen ...
    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

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    I'd get an xray. I have guessed wrong in determining sprain versus fracture before in small bones. ask my right pointer finger.

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    yeah but whats the treatment for a broken toe? nothing really, right?
    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

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    Quote Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
    ice; elevation & anti~inflammatory like ibuprofen ...
    This ^^^ and tape it to the toe next to it till it feels better, thats all the Docs gonna do. I've had three broken toes, my wife had two, all treated this way.
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    So, say I go for a ride tonight. If I don't feel pain... I should be able to continue... right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevmk81 View Post
    So, say I go for a ride tonight. If I don't feel pain... I should be able to continue... right?
    I ran every day for three months of PT with a broken toe (and pain) you should be fine. ;0)
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevmk81 View Post
    So, say I go for a ride tonight. If I don't feel pain... I should be able to continue... right?
    No. If there's no pain, that means you have a huge problem and are risking death.

    Why on earth would you not continue if there's no pain?
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    re: "So, say I go for a ride tonight. If I don't feel pain... I should be able to continue... right?"

    right. besides it's just a toe anyway ...
    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

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    I never got why people say if you can bend it, it isn't broken. I broke my wrist and could still bend it. It obviously hurt though. Use the rice technique or cut it off and you won't have to worry about it again.

    Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzbox View Post
    I never got why people say if you can bend it, it isn't broken. I broke my wrist and could still bend it. It obviously hurt though. Use the rice technique or cut it off and you won't have to worry about it again.
    but you have both hands? (I've seen your pics) guess you went with the R.I.C.E. technique?
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Nah I never take care of myself like that. It is just funny cause I said rice. Haha.

    Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.

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