Naturally, the type of toe injury sustained and its severity play a major role in our treatment plan. At Southern Oregon Foot & Ankle, L.L.C., our hope is to use conservative care to treat toe injuries whenever possible.
When the injury is in a mild-to-moderate range, nonsurgical methods that we may use to treat it include:
Ice – We may have you follow an icing regiment to control levels of inflammation and pain in the affected toe.
Medication – Over-the-counter or prescription medication might be prescribed to relieve pain and inflammation.
Splinting – Splinting is used to keep a fractured toe stable and in place so it can heal correctly.
Buddy taping – Using the same principle as splinting, a broken toe is taped to its uninjured neighbor. This acts like a natural splint.
In cases of severe or progressive toe injuries or conditions, surgical procedures may be required.
If you or a loved one has sustained a toe injury, contact our Medford, OR office. Give us a call at (541) 776-3338 for additional information or to have any of your questions answered by our knowledgeable staff. You can also schedule your appointment with us online today.