Your Toes are More Important Then You Think

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Toe fractures don’t come with instructions, yet you know that they are serious when they happen. Our toes provide an essential function in mobility and when they are broken, it can be painful and inconvenient. They usually happen after falling, hitting the toes with great force into a stationary object or dropping something heavy on them.

Symptoms associated with toe fractures:

  • lingering pain

  • bruising

  • inflammation

  • discoloration of your toes.

Treatment options for a broken toe:

  • Participate in targeted motion to help increase balance. This can be in the form of physical therapy that will act to strengthen your toes to reduce the risk of falling and reinjuring them.

  • Get rest to counter the pain of the toe fracture.

  • Utilize a toe splint to keep your fractured toe in an isolated position.

  • Wear footwear that that is stiff to protect your toes.

  • Tape your fractured toe to an adjacent toe to keep it protected.

  • Antibiotics may be required to counter any infections caused by skin tears sustained during the fracture.

  • Surgical procedures may be required to adjust and repair the toe bone if conservative treatment methods are not successful. This may require the use of pins to be placed in the fractured toe to help realign them.

  • The use of a specially made boots after surgery can be very helpful in promoting mobility while keeping the toe in a stabilized position. These boots can have stiff soles to prevent the fractured toe from bending and to keep unnecessary pressure off of them.

Here at Performance Foot & Ankle Specialists, LLC, our podiatrist, Joel S. Segalman, DPM, will help to ensure that your fractured toe bones are cared for with diligence and effectiveness. If you’re ready to put an end to the toe fractures in your life, please contact us to make an appointment today! We have two offices conveniently located in Waterbury & Newtown, CT. We strive to provide the very best in podiatry services and hope that we can assist you with all of your foot and ankle ailments.