It appears that I broke my big toe a week ago. I know that unless the bone is actually sticking out (which it isn't) there's no real need to see a doctor as they don't do anything for it. However, I've been walking around on it all week and it's not getting any better at this point (the pretty black, purple and blue colors are about gone now but it's still just as swollen). My sweet hubby (who tends to try and 'baby' me if I get hurt/sick) wants me to be using crutches .... right! Like I'm going to hobble out to the chicken house and barn to do chores - I don't have time for crutches and I can walk fine, I just walk funny right now. My family would do chores for me but I love going out to do them myself and I'm not going to stop because of an injured toe. Anyway -- my question for any of you who has been through this: What did you do, if anything, to help your toe heal? Did you stay off it and keep it elevated? Did you not walk on it at all? Did you use crutches? How long did it take before it was healed and there was no more pain?