Fractured big toe
You have a fracture of the big toe (hallux). We treat this fracture with a pressure bandage and a special shoe. In this brochure you can read more about the fracture and its treatment.
after 3 weeks:
- Wear the pressure bandage for a maximum of 1 week. It is not a problem when you remove the pressure bandage earlier.
- If the pressure bandage gets loose, you can find instructions on how to re-apply the pressure in the app, BovenIJ Trauma, and underneath in this folder.
- You may put pressure on the foot, when the pain allows you to do so. Use crutches when this is necessary.
- Place your foot higher up while you are resting to reduce the swelling. For example, putting it on a chair. Due to this pressure and pain will decrease.
- The first three weeks you should not practice any sports. After three weeks you may start sports again when the pain allows you to do this. It can take 6-8 weeks before you have recovered enough to sport again.
- Are you in pain? Use a mild pain killer, for example paracetamol. Do not wait with paracetamol until the pain is too much. You can take a maximum of 4 times a day, 2 tables of 500mg, on fixed times during the day.
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Virtual Fracture Care app
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