Injured Toe First Aid
Elevate your food higher than your heart as often as possible for 24 hours after the injury to reduce swelling and pain. Ice your toe for 20 minutes at a time for the rest of the day. If you've broken your toe, it should heal on its own within six weeks—just splint it to the healthy toe next to it by placing cotton balls between the toes and taping them together snugly (but not tightly) with wide medical tape. See a doctor if your toe is misshapen or pointing in the wrong direction, or if walking is very painful.