Does it take a broken toe to heal? I looked back through my email, etc., and realized I broke my little toe on August 21st. It’s still purple, it’s still swollen, and, now that the cold and the damp has set in, it’s beginning to hurt a lot again. I’ve tried the buddy taping (taping it to the toe next to it), but that hurts more and doesn’t seem to help with the healing. I don’t suppose there is anything horrible about this other than the fact that it will continue to hurt if it doesn’t heal. Oh well, I guess I’ll give it more time.