What Is The Correct Position Of The Foot When Sleeping On The Swollen Foot And A Broken Big Toe?
Good evening, my feet have been x-rayed and there are cracks in the toes. What is the correct position of the feet while sleeping? and how long is it likely that I will recover? then how can I make the swelling in my legs deflated because it’s been more swollen a week.
Good evening Anna, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
In the case of fractures, even if only in small bones such as the big toe, it is still advisable to use a splint on the finger during the healing process. This can be done using manual methods, or using special tools that are already quite widely available in medical equipment stores. This splint placement aims to limit the movement of the thumb and prevent deterioration of the crack.
For your own sleeping position, there is no specific position, which must be ensured is your big toe that has a complaint does not experience back injury or overexplored, so as mentioned above, it is recommended to install a splint.
Regarding how long the healing process takes and how to deal with your complaints right now, it all depends on the condition of the injury you are experiencing, whether it's just pure bone fracture or other injuries that accompany such as muscle tears or ligament injuries (connective tissue of muscles and bones). Therefore, it is highly recommended that you carry out further consultations with an orthopedic specialist to ascertain how the injury you are experiencing and what treatment is recommended based on the condition.
In the meantime, you can try to do a cold compress on the injured thumb, accompanied by a splint and raise your legs higher than your head. If the swelling continues (does not improve) or even gain weight, it is strongly recommended to consult an orthopedic specialist.
I hope this helps.