Toe Fracture

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Broken toes are most often caused by trauma or injury to your toe or foot, such as dropping something on your foot or stubbing your toe. If you’re experiencing severe pain that worsens when you attempt to walk or wear a shoe, you may have a broken toe.

The toe is comprised of three phalanx bones called the proximal, middle, and distal, with the exception of the big toe, which contains only two phalanx bones (proximal and distal).

A toe fracture is a break in one or more of these bones. Symptoms of a broken toe may include nail injury, swelling, bruising, discoloration, infection, or a deformed appearance of your toe. Osteoarthritis may occur if your fracture has extended into one or more of your toe joints.

As soon as the injury has occurred, apply ice wrapped in a towel to the injured area to decrease pain and reduce swelling. Consult a doctor if the pain, swelling and discoloration continue for more than a few days or if your injury interferes with walking or wearing shoes. Most broken toes heal well, normally within four to six weeks.

Taping the injured toe to a neighboring toe and enabling it to heal without requiring any surgery may help treat a fractured toe. Sometimes a cast or boot is required to help a broken toe heal properly. For more serious toe fractures in which the broken bone or bones do not line up properly, surgery may be required to realign them.

Signature Medical Group’s practitioners are board-certified orthopedic surgeons whose expertise, experience, and leadership in their profession translate into exceptional medical care and treatment for you.

Make an appointment today with one of our many St. Louis or Kansas City orthopedic specialists if you suspect you or a loved one may have a fractured toe.

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Doctors

Listed below are Signature Medical Group physicians who diagnose and treat this condition.

Robert H. Sigmund, MD

Robert H. Sigmund

St. Louis, MO

  • Orthopedics
  • Hip and Knee
  • Joint Replacement
  • Sports Medicine

Radmila Samardzija, DPM

Radmila Samardzija

Kansas City, KS

  • Podiatry
  • Foot and Ankle

John S. Bleazard, DO

John S. Bleazard

Overland Park, KS

  • Orthopedics
  • Foot and Ankle
  • Hip and Knee
  • Joint Replacement

Kenneth (Buck) S. Smith, MD

Kenneth (Buck) S. Smith

St. Louis, MO

  • Orthopedics
  • Foot and Ankle
  • Sports Medicine
  • Trauma

Aleksander C. Ferbet, DPM

Aleksander C. Ferbet

St. Louis, MO

  • Podiatry
  • Foot and Ankle

Robert G. Medler, MD

Robert G. Medler

St. Louis, MO

  • Orthopedics
  • Foot and Ankle
  • Hip and Knee
  • Joint Replacement
  • Pediatric Orthopedics
  • Shoulder and Elbow
  • Sports Medicine
  • Trauma
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Locations

Associated Podiatrists – Belton

Associated Podiatrists – Belton
17067 South Outer Road
Suite 200
Belton, MO 64012
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913-321-0522

Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic

Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic
10701 Nall Avenue
Suite 200
Overland Park, KS 66211
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913-381-5225

Associated Podiatrists

Associated Podiatrists
8919 Parallel Parkway
Suite 550
Kansas City, KS 66112
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913-321-0522

Signature Orthopedics Chesterfield

Signature Orthopedics Chesterfield
121 St. Luke’s Center Drive
Building A, Suite 302
Chesterfield, MO 63017
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314-849-0311

Signature Orthopedics Fenton

Signature Orthopedics Fenton
1011 Bowles Avenue
Suite 100
Fenton, MO 63026
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314-849-0311

Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic Lee’s Summit

Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic Lee’s Summit
3151 NE Carnegie Drive
Suite B
Lee's Summit, MO 64064
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913-381-5225

Signature Orthopedics South County

Signature Orthopedics South County
12639 Old Tesson Road
Suites 100 and 115
St. Louis, MO 63128
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314-849-0311

Associated Podiatrists – Shawnee

Associated Podiatrists – Shawnee
7255 Renner Road
Suite 100
Shawnee, KS 66217
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913-321-0522

Associated Podiatrists – Leavenworth

Associated Podiatrists – Leavenworth
3550 S. 4th Street
Suite 282
Leavenworth, KS 66048
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913-321-0522