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The things you go through to get out of your washingup duty ...
Oh no! Has he broken his hands as well now?
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Re: Possible broken toe: worth hobbling to the doctor's?

A friend who is the local doctor just popped in for coffee - so I asked him. He says that if it is big toe, you really should go to the doctor to get it checked. If it is the top bit, it will just be strapped to next toe, but it could be lower down and need pinning. If it heals in the wrong place, it could cause a lot of trouble later, just not worth taking the risk. Aarrgghh.
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Re: Possible broken toe: worth hobbling to the doctor's?

Stop being a wuss tape the two toes together (not overly tightened) bang x2 ibuprofen down your neck and get back out there. You're giving us Brits a bad rep here. Are you man or mouse?!

Unless the bones poking out you aint got anything to worry about unless you plan to model flip flops in future.

Source - Veteran of x7 broken toes, aka me. In fact probably lost count now I just follow the above method and get on with it, none are straight as they should be but there you go.

Be thankful it wasn't on frozen football pitch with footie boots on, in February at -3c temperature with 60 mins left on the clock in blizzard conditions, now that hurts like a MF.
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Old 04.02.2011, 13:31
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You're giving us Brits a bad rep here. Are you man or mouse?!

Source - Veteran of x7 broken toes, aka me.
As a non-Brit, it makes me wonder, are all Brits this stupid/clumsy ?
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Old 04.02.2011, 13:35
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Oh no! Has he broken his hands as well now?
Wouldn't help if he had- I had to do the washing up with broken hand and broken finger on the other. Mathnut- if you need I can loan you some steel-toed Docs to get him up and about .
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As a non-Brit, it makes me wonder, are all Brits this stupid/clumsy ?
It's called rugby (game where they feel the need not to pad up like little girls) and football (soccer) where people stamping on your toes as a corner comes in are the usual scars of war.

Broken noses with elbows are common too, only happened twice in my career. I did manage to knock someone out once with my head, but purely unintentional I was going for the ball and the guy (goalie) had been smacking me in the face for 50 mins every time a ball came in, so I see that as fair game.

He was carted off on a stretcher and I had a drink with him after the game. Cost me a yellow that one.

I broke my left ankle once without realising playing football (hurt like a mo FO), but I still managed a drink after the game before it ballooned to epic proportions and required the services of accident and emergency.

Generally happens when you score too many, or cause a bit too much trouble on the pitch and they cant handle you.

The opposition generally takes a disliking to you, and like to slow your progress a little.

You just get used to being bashed around and I give as good as I get, play fair so do I, play dirty expect the same back.

No pavements or curbstones were hurt in the process.

See this photo of a english football legend for example. Surnames a bit unfortunate...Terry Butcher

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Old 04.02.2011, 14:39
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Re: Possible broken toe: worth hobbling to the doctor's?

Sorry to hear of your mis-fortune DB. I guess that you should get it checked out - even if there is a high likelyhood that they will only say rest it . . you never know . . with that old big toe.
On that same vein, you may be interested to know that a former colleague of mine broke his big toe in rather curious circumstances.
We were both working in Berlin and I had been there already for several months. This was his first day of his first time working out of the UK.
It was mid winter and outside the main entrance to the company, there was an array of what can only be described as concrete balls (I `ll leave you to comment on that old boy).
Actually the `balls` were completely covered in snow.
So my new colleague jumped out of the shuttle bus, saw what he thought were piles of snow, ran up and swung an almighty kick at one of them.
With a helluva `Aiieeeeeeeeee` he was hopping around in agony, much to the amazement of other onlooking staff.
Anyway, they helped him back onto the bus and whisked the poor fellow up the nearest hospital - only to return the NEXT day . . . with a nice plaster and of course . . . legendary status!!
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Old 04.02.2011, 14:44
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Re: Possible broken toe: worth hobbling to the doctor's?

If I have counted all my sport related incidents I would have been labelled hypochondriac. Every few months I regularly have either blue toes and wait until they break off so that the new ones can grow back or few blisters on my thumb to be pierced. My wify twist her right knee regularly and it turns back to its original position which manifest with minor pains uttered in the middle of the night. Occassionally, I twist my ankle and it's bulged up like pigeon stuffed with bread. I don't visit doctors because it cost time and energy. What I often do though is, I have chat with our company's nurse who provides me with stuff like eye drops, plasters for wounds and from time to time I ask her to examine my bruised and battered limbs and check motion in them. I learnt HTFU

Months ago my wife thought she broke her middle finger bacause it was so painful when she tried to bend it backward. It took about three months until she could comfortably say it was ok and it felt normal. We didnt do anything and we let it heal on its own.

P.S. Im pretty sure it is just some minor dislocation and you can do without consulting a doctor. However sometimes it's good to get a second opinion
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Re: Possible broken toe: worth hobbling to the doctor's?

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Can a doctor actually do anything? Is it worth the expense? Am I likely to be able to be able to leave the house at all over the weekend, given that a 30 yard walk to the bus stop made me cry like a small child this morning? Is a broken toe like a piece of string? Am I just a big wuss?

Yes you are... whatever happened to english stoicism?

If this guy could take a pic, you definitely can go to the doc.

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Old 04.02.2011, 15:12
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the most painful one, now it'll be weaker too, so a good chance you'll break it again in the future, just to cheer you up my right ones gone about 3 times now
I've broken mine twice. The second times was two years ago, but I forwent a visit to the doctor, on the grounds he might tell me to stop skiing... still hurts every now and then. But I can still ski.

I remember an episode of House where a broken toe led to kidney failure and brain swelling.
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Old 04.02.2011, 23:20
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Re: Possible broken toe: worth hobbling to the doctor's?

At least you know it is broken and are willing to see somebody about this. There are some people who don't even acknowledge their limb broke. I would definitely see somebody, big toe is crucial for keeping balance and problems with it might affect the ability to walk properly, actually.

Is there a way to get to the doc without the walking? Can an ambulance transport you? A cab? A friend?
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Re: Possible broken toe: worth hobbling to the doctor's?

Unfortunately, the doctor's surgery is too far to walk in this state, but way too close to order a cab.

MN has suggested wheeling me on a trolley.

In the end, I decided to keep the toe elevated all day, and will try going out in sandals tomorrow. If it still hurts, I'll try and see the doctor after work on Monday (I've got a lift, which is nice ).
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Re: Possible broken toe: worth hobbling to the doctor's?

I would still have it looked at. If you go to ER, weird hours, chances are they won't be too busy, they will just do a quick xray to make sure it's not broken and won't need to be reset later on is something goes wrong...I would be afraid to go through a couple of days with a broken bone, exactly for what Nil said. They will give you something to calm down the pain, swelling etc. it's worth going. You need to have it immobilized, anyways.
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Re: Possible broken toe: worth hobbling to the doctor's?

I broke my big toe a few years ago - I tripped down 2 stairs into a friends kitchen after having one too many and caught it under her fridge - the pain was awful although the alcohol did dull the pain
Had it checked out but was told to put up with the pain with painkillers...
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Re: Possible broken toe: worth hobbling to the doctor's?

Hold on tight. Once the pain subsided and up and about, next time you set off for underground journeys in the darkness or venture to discover unknown with malicious objects protruding from the ground, the lad should put on special pair of boots.
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I live a bit too far to offer - but isn't there anybody near DB who could take him to Casualty tomorrow? EFfers rally to the cause.
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Re: Possible broken toe: worth hobbling to the doctor's?

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The internets are being typically vague about whether one needs to visit a doctor if one is unable to walk very far after a disagreement with a concrete step, so I thought I'd seek words of experience from people I trust on the, er, internets...

Can a doctor actually do anything? Is it worth the expense? Am I likely to be able to be able to leave the house at all over the weekend, given that a 30 yard walk to the bus stop made me cry like a small child this morning? Is a broken toe like a piece of string? Am I just a big wuss?

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Not yet. I have been threatening to go down the shops and get him a bag of frozen peas, but apparently I can't be spared until after at least the fourth cup of tea.

Manflu, eh? Who knew it could have complications like this?

I'm not sure the toe really is broken in a strictly technical sense - no bruising and very little swelling - but I'm sure it hurts like it's broken.
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Picture an exhausted fellow coming home from work, kicking off his shoes, throwing off his coat and collapsing on the settee with a satisfied sigh.

Picture slightly eccentric, but utterly lovable, Midwestern wife, who spent the day at home with a terrible headache, but who recovered enough to go exploring in the afternoon.

"I found an underground balcony," she announces gleefully, almost clapping her hands with the excitement of it all.

"A what?" mumbles exhausted husband, cautiously.

"An underground balcony! It's like our little balcony, but it's underground, in the cellar!"

"How can it be a balcony, if it's underground?" asks husband, wearily, painfully conscious of the fact that his wife grew up in a wigwam and probably can't tell the difference between a window and a door, let alone a balcony and this mysterious architectural feature in the cellar.

"Never mind," he continues. "I'll come and look for myself."

So resigned husband and excited wife trudge down the stairs to see this unique "underground balcony".

"Here it is!" squeals wife, "Look! It's a balcony, but it's underground!"

"It's the service door to the cellar. Look, there are the steps up to the car parking area..."

"Yes, but it's like a balcony - but underground! We could bring a table and chairs out here and have a picnic and nobody would ever know!"

"But why would we want a picnic outside the service door to the cellar? It's not like we'd ever get any sunsh...OOOOOOOOWWWWWWW!!!!!! FNNNFFFFFF! FNFFFFFFGGGGHHHHHHFFFFFNNN! Fniggits"*

Husband has stubbed his besocked, unshod toe upon one of the aforementioned concrete steps. Husband is a bit miffed. Husband gingerly stomps upstairs and bravely holds back the tears.

Husband wonders why he didn't marry an architect's daughter, or at least someone who can tell the difference between a balcony and a stairwell...

And that's how I (possibly) broke my toe.



*Husband's new year's resolution is to clean up his vocabulary. This is turning out to be much more difficult than expected.
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Re: Possible broken toe: worth hobbling to the doctor's?

Just go pick DB and take him to Spital - he might even buy you a drink and give you a sarnie.
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