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#757 3 basic steps to straighten a crooked broken toe

There really are three basic steps that doctors use when you have a broken toe.

The medical term for this procedure is called “closed reduction.”

We don’t cut the broken toe open, look at the bones and put them in place.

Instead, we leave the skin closed and manipulate the toe to pop the fracture back in place.

This is a very common procedure doctors do. I even have done it many times in people’s homes, most often with a runner who has a broken toe that really hurts.

I am going to explain the basic steps…but do not do this on your own!

What are the basic steps if you have a broken toe, it’s crooked and you want to put it back in place?

Well, that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run Podcast.

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#160 Can I run my race with broken toes?

Broken toes are common, but they can really hamper your training when you’re getting ready to run a race. If you break your toes a few weeks before a big race the question is always whether or not you will be able to run your race.

Today’s episode is based on the questions sent in for a runner who broke a couple of toes and wants to know whether or not she’s going to be able to run her race in a few weeks. This episode will help you understand the questions to ask if you fracture your toes and you still want to run.

Today on the Doc On the Run Podcast, we’re talking about whether or not you can run your race with broken toes.

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