Broken Toes, Feet, and Ankles

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Foot and Ankle

Broken bones of the foot, toe and or ankle can vary greatly in symptoms, severity and treatment.

Broken Toes: Each of your toes has three small bones, except for the big toe, which has two. A break can happen when you stub your toe or drop something heavy on it. A broken toe doesn't always need much medical care. Often, it can be hard to tell if it's broken or just badly hurt, and treatment is often the same.

Broken Foot & Ankle: Generally the more serious breaks are of the foot or ankle due to the amount of use and weight-bearing load. It can be hard to tell if the injury is a sprain or a break. When compared to a sprain, the pain from a break usually lasts much longer with more severe symptoms and an X-ray can determine the difference.

Signs and Symptoms:
High impact sports, improper form, accidents, falls, overuse/stress, and dropping something on the bones are the leading causes of broken feet, ankles and toes.

When you break a toe, foot or ankle you'll likely experience:

  • Pain and tenderness in your affected area
  • Pain when you walk or put weight on your foot
  • Deformities such as incorrect form or protrusions
  • Redness or bruising
  • Stiffness and or swelling
  • Numbness
  • Change of color (blue or red) or temperature (hot or cold)

When left untreated further injury can occur like arthritis, chronic pain, infections, invasive corrective surgery, and improper alignment.

​​What's Next? Treatment Options...

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