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Posted: 1/6/2006 3:12:57 PM EDT
Anything that will aid in healing a fractured little toe? Currently swollen and driving me crazy. Makes driving a clutch miserable.

Link Posted: 1/6/2006 3:15:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/6/2006 3:15:19 PM EDT by IAMLEGEND]
I have broken a few and I have found nothing that is any help.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 3:19:29 PM EDT
Don't know if anything has changed in the last 20 years.
But it used to be a doctor would do nothing for a broken toe.

It isn't as if most people type with them.

Link Posted: 1/6/2006 3:40:02 PM EDT
Be a man, suck it up.

Ice will help provided you keep it on until your toe is numb. Other than that its just gonna hurt.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 6:29:08 PM EDT
I've broken most of my toes and fingers at various times in my younger years when I was still regularly training and competing (Karate).

Hurts like hell, huh?

Suck it up!
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 6:34:32 PM EDT
Chuck Norris would have just ripped it off.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 6:50:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Greenhorn:
Chuck Norris would have just ripped it off.





And roundhouse kicked the <insert piece of guilty furniture> to splinters!!!
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 8:02:24 PM EDT
I just taped it to the toe next to it for a few days. I just figured I would spare some poor doctor
the inconvenience of charging me $300 to do it.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 8:04:06 PM EDT
put on an extra pair of socks or tape the broken toe to the one next to it, or in true arfcom fashion get both
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 8:43:46 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 8:45:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By David_Hineline:
Cut it off with an axe, it will hurt less.



Amputation is always an option.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 8:50:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By just-mike:
I just taped it to the toe next to it for a few days. I just figured I would spare some poor doctor
the inconvenience of charging me $300 to do it.



+1 been there done that.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 9:20:49 PM EDT
hit yourself with a rock on your pinky finger and your toe pain will go away.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 9:28:19 PM EDT
+1 on the taping it to the next toe. Just like a finger. Change it every day.
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 8:14:45 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/7/2006 8:15:38 AM EDT by A_Free_Man]
put on an extra pair of socks or tape the broken toe to the one next to it, or in true arfcom fashion get both


True ARFCOM fashion would be to use DUCT TAPE. (or would 200mph tape be better?)
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 8:20:01 AM EDT
I'll add to "tape it to the toe(s) next to it and go on". I've probably broken four or five over the years and they always heal up fairly quickly.

BTW, my wife and I wer extra vigilant when we went out to eat in Bend last week. I've warned her that there is a guy from the gunboard there who is always getting hurt and I don't want her to get caught in the debris trail

NMSight
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 8:22:45 AM EDT
Advil and Ice

Elevate when possible
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 8:29:30 AM EDT
It's not broken. You have toegus inflamatus, a serious and deadly disease with no known cure. Symptoms include pain, swelling, and a need to post on Arfcom for medical advice.

Please PM me your address, and I will come to secure all your guns, ammo, optics, and knives.





*Tape the broken digit to the next toe, allowing a natural bend. Ibuprofen for the pain and swelling. Wear two pairs of well-cushioned socks, and don't wear a shoe on the foot with the injury. When you lie down, elevate the foot above your heart on pillows to further reduce the swelling - and, hence, associated pain.

That's all a doctor is going to do, and all he will tell you unless you have a complicated fracture.
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 8:33:57 AM EDT
it's your new excuse to get shitfaced.
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 8:40:42 AM EDT
Use hoof nippers.....it's real quick!
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 5:50:32 PM EDT
I broke my big toe a few years ago. Still hurts sometimes. I don't think you can do much other than take motrin and stay off it. Hurts like hell, I literally feel your pain!
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 11:34:11 PM EDT
Blow that sumbitch off with a 45...]

seriously, ice it and take some pain killers, i have a broken big toe, and the one next to it. So what did i do today but hop on my 400ex and try to shit with the broken toes. HAHA, that hurt like a SOB
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 11:45:49 PM EDT
Been there, done that...when I broke my toe I was 15, and got crutches.
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 11:52:34 PM EDT
I've broken and sprained toes a bunch of times... nothing's really helped to me, so I just wait for it to go away.

Though I'd try the tape thing everyone's suggesting... and if that doesn't work amputation is always another way to go...
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 12:10:18 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/8/2006 12:11:28 AM EDT by chrome1]
I posted about trying to rip my pinky toe off on a full
50cal ammo can a few months ago

IT STILL FUCKIN HURTS !!!

But .. At least it isn't purple , blue and red anymore
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 12:44:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ComputerGuy:
Anything that will aid in healing a fractured little toe? Currently swollen and driving me crazy. Makes driving a clutch miserable.




Where the hell have you been?? I remember that every accident and injury thread that arose, You were the start of it....


... I was getting worried since we havent heard from you.


+1 on the taping of the toe.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 12:49:54 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 12:55:26 AM EDT
Been there twice.

My doctor gave me a special sandal with a really stiff sole and it did make a difference by keeping the toe from bending.
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