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Left big toe injury - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, this is AAAAAAA
User :   My left legs big toe got hurt while playing yesterday
User :   can you suggest me some medicine to relive me
User :   My toe sort of twisted and it is now swollen
User :   and I cant walk
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Looks like you have a strain
User :   Yeah looks like it. I had used some pain relief spray, put some ice over it, but things did not work out
Doctor :   First you need to rest the leg
User :   Sure doctor
Doctor :   then control the pain and inflammation , with Ibuprofen 800mg three times day
Doctor :   You can apply cold packs 4-5 times day
Doctor :   Ice packs
User :   Thanks doctor. I hope I need not meet Orthopedic for this.
Doctor :   Do you think you broke your bones. Because I am not sure. if you have any doubt get xary. if there is fracture, consult Ortho. Otherwise not necessary
User :   I am not sure about it doctor.
Doctor :   Then get the x ray
User :   Yesterday after the incident, I played normally
User :   for about 4 to 5 hours and I had mild plain
Doctor :   You had no trauma right
User :   It is from yesterday night it became intense.
Doctor :   like hitting some thing ...
Doctor :   while playing ...
User :   I got hit doctor yesterday
User :   with surfing board
Doctor :   Still fracture is very low probability, because you could able to walk after exercise
Doctor :   But You can safely get x ray of lower leg and foot
User :   Yes, I did not have severe pain after I got hit.
Doctor :   and rule out fracturer
Doctor :   Ortho will do the same thing.
Doctor :   Getting x ray s in swelling associated with playing is standard of care
User :   Ok doctor.
Doctor :   Once u rule out any fracture, u can confidently manage pain and swelling
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting
Doctor :   Bye
User :   Thanks for you time doctor.
User :   Bye
Doctor :   Bye
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