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If the pain is in the toe itself and it remains swollen, there is a possibility that you have a small fracture of the toe. We don't cast fractures of the toes (other than the first toe) but there are specific measures that can be taken to help with comfort and healing.
First, since it is still painful, you need to avoid any activities that increase pain.
Second, wear hard soled shoes. Avoid going barefoot as much as possible. The hard soled shoes will help with support for the toe
Third, take an anti-inflammatory such as aleve or ibuprofen with food
Fourth, when sitting, keep the toe elevated to heart level when possible to help decrease swelling
Fifth, buddy tape the pinky toe to the toe next to it. Make sure you place some cotton or gauze in between the toes to avoid skin irritation
Here is a picture of how to buddy tape--keep the buddy taping in place for a week. You can do it longer if needed for comfort.http://www.health.com/health/static/hw/media/medical/hw/h9991553_001.jpg
You can start running when it no longer causes pain (or when pain is minimal)
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