A fracture of the toes and forefoot can be very common. They can result from a direct blow, such as dropping something on your foot or toes, or accidentally kicking something hard. Fractures can also result from the overuse and repetitive stress that comes with participating in high-impact sports like running and basketball. Although fracturing a bone in your toe or forefoot can be quite painful, it rarely requires surgery. In most cases, it will heal with rest and a change in activities.
Fracture care at Tri County Foot and Ankle can include the surgical and non-surgical treatment of the toes, foot, and ankle by one of our physicians.
Dependent on the type and severity, the physician may opt to treat the patient non-operatively by methods which can include:
- Oral medications (often the use of NSAIDs to reduce pain and swelling)
- Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation (R.I.C.E)
Dependent on the type, severity, the physician may feel that the patient requires internal surgical fixation (screws, plates, etc.) to help the healing of the fracture