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What are some effective ways of treating a sprained toe?

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The correct way to treat a sprained toe is to use rest, ice, compression, and elevation to reduce pain and swelling, according to WebMD. Another method to help the toe heal faster is to "buddy-tape" it to the toe next to it.

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To buddy-tape the toe, put felt or foam in between the two toes to protect the skin, then tape the toes together. The injured toe may need to be buddy-taped for 2 to 4 weeks to fully heal. Do not buddy-tape if you have diabetes or peripheral arterial disease. If your injured toe hurts more after buddy-taping, remove the tape.

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