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Treatment for a Broken Toe

The bones that are in each toe are small and delicate. There are two or three bones that are found in each toe, and they may easily become fractured as a result of their size. Additionally, they are located at the end of the body, so they can be broken when stubbed on furniture or another object.  They are also at risk if a heavy object falls on them. Common symptoms that are associated with this foot injury can include immediate bruising, swelling, and difficulty walking. A severely broken toe may bleed and have a bone protruding from it, which needs prompt medical attention. Toes that are mildly fractured may heal by using the buddy taping method. This is done by taping the broken toe to the toe next to it, which is often successful in providing stability as the healing process occurs. if you have fractured your toe, it is suggested that you consult a chiropodist who can provide you with the treatment option that is best for you.

A broken toe typically occurs following either a sudden, traumatic injury, like dropping a heavy piece of furniture on the toe. The impact causes the bone to fracture and produces a variety of painful symptoms. If you suspect that you’ve broken your toe, please consult with Paul A. Scotti, D.Ch from West Toronto Foot & Ankle Clinic Inc. . Our chiropodist can help you maintain the health of your lower limbs and your mobility. 


  • Throbbing pain

  • Swelling

  • Bruising

  • Cracking sound at the time of injury

  • Difficulty bearing weight on the toe

  • Difficulty walking

  • Toe resting at an unnatural angle


Your chiropodist can diagnose a broken toe through physical examination and imaging studies, such as X-rays. 


The main goals of treatment are to ensure that the bone heals properly, as a toe fracture that doesn’t heal properly can lead to osteoarthritis. You will typically need to rest the affected toe. You may be prescribed a splint to immobilize the toe while it heals. Icing the affected toe and taking over-the-counter medications can help reduce pain. In cases of severe fractures, surgery may be necessary to reset the broken bones and make sure that they heal correctly.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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