Toe Fractures

Your toes are part of your forefoot. Your big toe (hallux) contains two bones (phalanges). The rest of your toes contain three bones. Your toes help you balance and walk. Toe fractures can usually hurt, but they are rarely incapacitating. They most frequently result from some type of trauma.

Toe Fracture Symptoms

Toe fractures can be very painful. You may have a sudden intense pain when the bone breaks; followed by pain that may go away. You may be able to walk, but walking will probably increase the pain. Your toe may look swollen, bruised or mishapen.