Pathologies

Foot fracture

Toe fracture

Cause

Made up of three small bones, except for the big toe that only has two, the toes are most often fractured from the impact of a heavy object falling on them, or when a person violently bumps their toes into something.

 

Treatment

Toe fractures are unique in that it takes a long time for the pain to go away. In some cases, it may take up to 9 months for the injury to be forgotten. This is because the toes are heavily loaded during walking and it is difficult to implement avoidance solutions. When a fracture or crack is confirmed, an immobilization device will be used, since a cast cannot prevent this portion of the foot from moving. If a fractured toe is severely deviated, percutaneous surgery can be done to realign the bones of the affected toe. The goal is to prevent impingement with the adjacent toes after healing.