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Toe swollen after a hit. Used ice. How long will it take to heal?

Was walking in the house and accidently hit a wooden plank on the floor. Didn t think much of it thought it was okay but later in the night the last toe was swollen with the lower section of the foot . This morning I have put ice to suppress the swelling it has gone down a bit now it is still swollen. Like to know what else can I do or take to reduce the swelling.
Asked On : Mon, 30 Jul 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Thanks for writing your query
After going through the mode of injury I suspect a fracture of little toe this needs to be confirmed by x ray. Meanwhile keep on doing the ice fomentation, limb elevation, hold the 4th and 5th toe together with cotton bandage (strapping).Take ibuprofen and trypsin/chymotrypsin to reduce pain and swelling under medical guidance.
Take care
Dr.chugh, orthopaedic surgeon
Answered: Wed, 26 Mar 2014
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