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My TOE...again

Posted by Terry [1136.1351] on November 14, 2004 at 09:58:45:

Ok Dr Stoll...I will write again about my big toe. By the way I hope you are doing well. I wanted to tell you that I started with SR the past 6 mos. and I have not had 1 costochondritis flare~up. :-) I moved in Sept.. My husband and I did most of the moving ourselves, I was lifting, luggin, carrying, bending, and NO pain at all!!!!! I hopr I am healed after dealing with it off and on since 1998.

Now for my toe. I left a post about 4 days ago and I don't see it, maybe it didn't go through. About 3 1/2 weeks or so ago, I was walking outside to feed some ducks, we live on a lake, I was in socks only, no shoes. (I know, my husband already read me the riot act for not having shoes on). Anyway, My right foot fell into a small hole in the grass and bent, thats fine, but when that happened, as I took a step with my left foot onto the stone steaps leading to the water my big toe bent back, like towards the bottom of my foot so much so that I actually gashed the base of the toe on the rock, thats how far it went back. I came in the house and was in such pain I was pounding my fist into the floor, crying, yelling for my husband to get me ice. After icing it for an hour and a half it was swollen, cut, and bruised. I iced it off and on all day, that night and the night after I awoke in serious pain, iced it again. After thatm no pain. Swelling pretty much has gone down, cut has healed, but 2 things I notic. From the knuckle of the toe, to beyond the base going a little into the foot and between the big toe and 2nd toe, it has been a pale black. I brushed my other foot across it in bed the other night, very lightly and it hurt a LOT just for a bief instant. I can bend it, wearing shoes does bother it a bit, especially sneakers. Do you think I may have broke it or fractured it at the base? I am having no pain at all, except for what I just mentioned, and walk just fine. Thank you.



Re: My TOE...again

Posted by Naya [120.14] on November 14, 2004 at 15:59:08:

In Reply to: My TOE...again posted by Terry [1136.1351] on November 14, 2004 at 09:58:45:

Hi Terry. Check out my two posts below on my toe problems. I still am having problems with my big toes being sore and it's been a week since I injured it. Ive been doing research on the net and apparently toes are really difficult to heal once they are hurt.

Of course, the only way to know if it's really broken, is to have an x-ray done. But maybe you should give it a little more time. It could just be bruised - thus the black, like a black and blue mark. I'm having some trouble wearing shoes, too.

Good luck!
Naya

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Re: My TOE...again (Costochondritis TESTIMONIAL.)

Posted by Walt Stoll [9.8] on November 15, 2004 at 07:08:42:

In Reply to: My TOE...again posted by Terry [1136.1351] on November 14, 2004 at 09:58:45:

Thanks, Terry and congratulations on your getting in control of your costo.

Your injury sounds like a partial tear of the extensor tendon OR a small avulsion fracture of it's attachemnt to the distal phalynx of that toe. An xray would tell but there is really nothing else to be done no matter which it is.

This will heal completely in about 6 weeks.

Let us know what you learn and "listen to your husband"--always a good rule to follow :o).

Walt



Re: My TOE...again (Costochondritis TESTIMONIAL.)

Posted by Terry [1136.1351] on November 15, 2004 at 19:56:43:

In Reply to: Re: My TOE...again (Costochondritis TESTIMONIAL.) posted by Walt Stoll [9.8] on November 15, 2004 at 07:08:42:

Thank you Dr. Stoll, i usually do listen to him...most times. :-) I am seeing the doc, well my docs assistant tomorrow at 1pm for an xray, I will let you know how it turns out. Thanks again.

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Re: My TOE...again

Posted by Terry [1136.1351] on November 16, 2004 at 20:57:31:

In Reply to: My TOE...again posted by Terry [1136.1351] on November 14, 2004 at 09:58:45:

I saw the doc today, its not broke, no infection from the cut, possible tore tendons. She wants me to exercise it a bit, can't bend it too well, she also said that if the toe begins to come forward I need to be seen because something about the tendon being short and not healing correctly, will need to see the foot doctor. Thanks for answering Dr. Stoll.



Re: My TOE...again

Posted by Walt Stoll [9.8] on November 17, 2004 at 08:48:58:

In Reply to: Re: My TOE...again posted by Terry [1136.1351] on November 16, 2004 at 20:57:31:

Thanks, Terry.

Sounds like you are in good hands.

Walt



Re: My TOE...again

Posted by Terry [1136.1351] on November 17, 2004 at 12:12:35:

In Reply to: Re: My TOE...again posted by Walt Stoll [9.8] on November 17, 2004 at 08:48:58:

Thank you, I am lucky and have to fantasticw, thorough, wonderful doctors.

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