Toe Fractures

Toe Fracture Overview

A toe fracture is a broken toe bone. Toe fracture pain is often severe and gets worse if the fracture is not treated properly. An appointment with a Carolina Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Associates’ (CONA) foot and ankle specialist should be made as soon as possible.

Symptoms & Causes

Toe fracture symptoms include:

  • A visible anatomical deformity
  • Bruising
  • Severe pain
  • Swelling
  • Throbbing pain

Common toe fracture causes are:

  • A heavy object falling on the toe
  • High impact sports
  • Kicking an object

Common Treatments:

Nonsurgical treatment options are used to treat many toe fractures. After a thorough evaluation, a CONA foot and ankle specialist may recommend:

  • A hard-soled shoe
  • A walking boot
  • Pain and anti-inflammatory medications Orthotics
  • Rest, ice, compression, elevation (RICE)

Surgery may be recommended to treat severely broken toes. A CONA foot and ankle specialist aligns and fixates the broken bone.

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