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Broken toe and 3 Day Walk training

08/21/2006

Question:

I am training to walk a 3 Day, 60 mile fundraising event in 9 weeks and I just broke my little toe. I am up to walking 14 miles at a time, and I hate to lose my training momemtum, but equally worried about starting up too soon and permanently damaging my toe. Whenever I untape my "buddy toe", my little toe leans away from the other toes. Will it heal that way?

Answer:

It it important to determine the type of fracture in you foot. Some fractures may become displaced with repetitive weight-bearing activities such as walking.  Review the Xray with your physician and determine the type and severity of the fracture before continuing your walking program.

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Response by:

Angela Justina Beisner, MA, AC Angela Justina Beisner, MA, AC
Athletic Trainer
Department of Athletics Instructor
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University