Dumb question???

  1. I did a very stupid thing today! Ran my foot into the leg of the coffee table. I've done it before, so I should know better. Usually I say a few choice words and go on, but my middle toe is bruise and swollen. I am pretty sure I broke it.

    My question is: Is there anything you can do for a broken toe? I really don't want to go to the ER and run up a bill! I've always heard the best thing is to tape the toes together for support. Just wanted to see if I am thinking the right way??!! I can walk on it fairly well, not hobbling too bad. Help!
  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   P_RN
    Make a "buddy splint." That is tape the injured toe to the one next to it. Wear shoes with a firm sole. Believe it or not a sock or cushioned shoe will hurt more. Ice and elevation.

    That will be $375 please pay on your way out.
  4. by   MelRN13
    Ice and tape.

    $260 for consultation fees!LOL
  5. by   phn92
    Thank you and the check is in the mail!

    Actually, I did tape my toes together and have been keeping it elevated. Will see how it goes when I go to work tomorrow!
  6. by   MelRN13
    Good luck!