An X-ray detailing Fractured Toes

FRACTURED TOES

Fractured Toes are quite common, and can result from a direct blow to the foot, for example, the accidentally kicking something hard or dropping a heavy object on your toes. They can also result from the overuse and repetitive stress that comes with participating in high-impact sports like running and rugby.

Toe and forefoot fractures often result from trauma or direct injury to the bone. Fractures can also develop after repetitive activity, rather than a single injury. This is called a “stress fracture.”

Fractures may either be “non-displaced,” where the bone is cracked but the ends of the bone are together, or “displaced,” where the end of the broken bones have partially or completely separated.

Although fracturing a bone in your toe or forefoot can be quite painful, it rarely requires surgery. In most cases, a toe fracture will heal with rest and a change in footwear.