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Crap! I just broke my toe! How to do horse things w/it?

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  • #21

    Ibuprofen slows bone healing - I think acetaminophen is the NSAID of choice for bones. Glad taping is working!



    • #22
      My right one is healing now and it is taking forever. Aleve for bone pain and that walk where you look like you are wearing a swim fin.....

      Been perfected over the years.

      BTW, one of my friends was the hit of an anatomy class once when she answered the question - how many bones there are in the foot. "Too many!"


      • #23
        Originally posted by EqTrainer View Post
        Ahhhhh but CoolMeadows, in perspective it's not a big deal just very, very annoying!

        I taped it to its neighbor and got thru evening chores. Realized longeing the four year old was not a good idea when he went rodeo on me. Jogged everyone with the golf cart after that at one point I had LMEqT's pony on my side and my son had our boarders teeny tiny pony on the other, it was hysterical.

        Amazing how paranoid I feel walking a horse on that side!

        Thanks everyone, I figured this crowd would know what to do
        Too funny! I also tried lunging my 4 year old (not the gigantosaur but the wee 15.3h one) and went skijouring on one foot behind him when he had a broncfest too. I don't have a golf cart but I do have a Kawasaki Mule. Hmmm you may be on to something.
        Please don't try to be a voice of reason. It's way more fun to spin things out of control. #BecauseCOTH - showhorsegallery


        • #24
          My 4 year old stepped on me and broke my toe at Devon a few weeks ago before I rode I didnt take off my tall boots all day but when I did it was smashed and black. I taped it up and shoved it in my riding boot anyway for the next day. I took lots of advil and wine I wear the Ariat terrain sneakers around the barn so I just had those on for the week. At my regular job I wore sneakers for a bit until it felt better.


          • #25
            I'm in the club too...broke almost two the other night during feeding. One is broken and the other has a huge blister on the bottom. I took the two damaged ones and wraped/taped them to a non damaged toe. It definitely helps with the pain and I am walking only slightly gimpy 3 days later.

            I didn't know Aleve was better for bones? I've been taking Advil, but maybe I'll switch to Aleve.

            I have flip flops on today at work. Good thing it is going to be 85 degrees today. Fortunately, I have found the toes to heal pretty quickly.


            • #26
              Ouch. Been there, done that. (Though mine wasn't horse related- I tripped coming down the stars and smashed it into the wall.)

              I taped mine too. Hope you heal well!
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              • #27
                psst - EqT - you might have better luck - less pain and fewer funny looks from the neighbors, if you do horsey things with the horses, not with your foot. But whatever suits you...

                Oh dear - now I'm going to spend lunch picturing lungeing your foot, or tacking it up... Sometimes it is hard being easily amused.