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Fracture of the little toe of the foot: symptoms and possible treatments

little finger fracture

The fracture of the little toe occurs in the vicinity of a break in the fifth metatarsal. Let's find out the symptoms and possible treatments.

Among the most frequent problems in the orthopedic field there is certainly the fracture of the little toe of the foot.
It is, in fact, one of the most frequent accidents that can occur at any time in the life of a man or a woman. A problem that in addition to generating a lot of pain should be solved as soon as possible and therefore recognized from the first symptoms. So let's find out what there is to know about it.

Fracture of the little toe of the foot: the most common symptoms

When you have a broken toe, pain is no doubt the first indicator.

little finger fracture
little finger fracture

This can be so strong at times that it impedes movement and makes even walking difficult.
In fact, when you have a fracture of the phalanx of the foot, continuing to move the area is contraindicated. For this reason it is essential to stop at the first painful symptoms and to be seen by a doctor.

The fracture of the little toe of the foot can in fact be both from stress and compound or displaced and require prompt intervention in order not to lose the right mobility of the same. This is why it is always important to go to your doctor in case of persistent pain.

How to manage fractures to the little toe of the foot

In the event of a fracture or dislocation of the little toe of the foot, the first thing to do is an x-ray that can identify the severity of the problem.
Once this is done, the doctor will be able to establish more easily whether to prescribe a rest period or to intervene on the area, for example by fixing the finger or applying plaster casts or braces.

The healing time usually ranges from a minimum of two weeks to a maximum of two months. And this depends both on the initial situation and on the patient's way of reacting and on his attention to rules such as, for example, that of not subjecting the area to further stress.

In most cases, especially following all medical indications, recovery is complete and once the rest period is over, you can go back to living normally and without any pain.

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