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Broken toe -- how long?

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Pushy    0

I was diagnosed today with "mildly" displaced fractures in the bones of my big toe.  I will go see an ortho doc tomorrow.  I can't see swinging a club for a while.  Any guesses on how long a layoff this is likely to be?

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iacas    4,174

I was diagnosed today with "mildly" displaced fractures in the bones of my big toe.  I will go see an ortho doc tomorrow.  I can't see swinging a club for a while.  Any guesses on how long a layoff this is likely to be?

I don't know. I suspect they'll tell you tomorrow, no? It might need surgery. It might need a cast.

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MS256    145
I guess it depends on how badly it's broken and how smart you are. I've had a couple of broken toes and didn't stop doing anything I would have normally done. But I've never been smart enough to follow doctor's orders anyway. I guess I still go by the words of my high school coach after I broke a finger in practice. "It'll get well after the season's over won't it?" Which in "coach speak" meant: "Really? A broken finger? Get your ass back in there." ;-)

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David in FL    1,520
General rule is 6-8 weeks. This depends on a lot

For a broken toe?! If you can wear a shoe, you can swing a club. Rub some dirt on it and go play! :-)

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Ernest Jones    993
Agree with David. Stop being a *****, it's just a freakin' toe. Baby want a bottle? A dirt bottle??? Lol. Just kidding. Seriously though, I'd play with a broken toe no question. Can't be as bad as a hangover.

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JML22    0

It depends on the fractures but the fact that he said they are displaced says they need to be set and booted/casted/ lay off of it.

If it was a minor fracture sure go do whta you want just don't completely break it.
This isn't his case.

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Pushy    0

Actually, upon followup it turns out the fractures are not displaced.  So that is good news.  I suffered a sprained ankle at the same time as the toe, so I am out until I can start putting weight on it better.  I should be able to tackle an exercise bike in a few days and start seeing how things hold up.  When the ankle holds up I am sure I can do chipping and putting.  I'm not sure how painful the toe will be. I don't think it will hurt to walk on it but I'm a rightie and it is my right big toe that is broken.  A *good* swing would have me making a full turn facing the target and coming up on my toes on my right foot.  That might not work so well, and might slow down the healing process considerably.  Alas, my crapola swing bears little resemblance to the way it's supposed to be so that might not be much of a consideration, unfortunately.

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JML22    0

That's good, you might need to do some balance stuff to help out after that ankle sprain is healed. People's balance is pretty awful after any decently severe sprain

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