FAQs / Q: Is it true that toe fractures are no big deal, and that you don’t do anything for them?

A: NO.  It’s important to have your fracture evaluated, because sometimes the break causes the bone(s) to shift or move out of place, and this could cause the fracture to heal in a misaligned way, or cause it not to heal at all (which can lead to prolonged pain, swelling, etc.)  Most fractures remain in adequate alignment, but if not, they may be need to be realigned (typically in the office.)  We also place people in a surgical shoe to help allow the fracture to heal properly.  Even if the trauma did not result in a fracture, this special shoe can help to immobilize the area after your injury.

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