Toe and Metatarsal Fractures

The human foot is a highly complex structure of several tiny bones and muscles. Due to the complex nature of this body, toe and metatarsal fractures are extremely common. Toe and metatarsal injuries can be painful and limit your mobility. If you suspect that you may have fractured your toe and metatarsal, our podiatrist Bayside NY at Great Neck Family Foot Care should be your first call. 

Toe and Metatarsal Fractures

A direct impact or blow typically causes toe and metatarsal fractures. Something as simple as stubbing your toe can lead to a fracture. Traumatic fractures can either be nondisplaced or displaced. If your toe fracture is displaced, the bone is forced out of position. Some of the signs of a toe and metatarsal fracture include:


  • You hear a sound at the time of the injury. 
  • Pinpoint pain at the place of impact. 
  • Deformed appearance of the toe. 
  • Swelling and bruising the following day. 

Even if you can still walk on your foot, you should not hesitate to contact a podiatrist Bayside NY. If you do not seek treatment for your fracture, several adverse complications can occur. Leaving your injury untreated can cause your foot to become deformed, which can limit your ability to walk. Chronic pain and arthritis can also be a result. Our team will evaluate your condition and optimize your treatment according to your needs. 


Toe and metatarsal fractures are nearly always traumatic fractures. Treatment for these kinds of fractures will depend on the break. Imaging tests will determine the extent of your fracture. Some of the ways our staff treats this injury include:


  • Rest
  • Custom splinting. 
  • Orthotic shoes or a boot. 
  • Surgery


The most crucial aspect of your treatment is rest. You should keep off the injured foot to rest it as much as possible. You may require crutches to help keep the weight off.

Contact Our Podiatrist Bayside NY

At Great Neck Family Foot Care, our podiatrist Bayside NY is well-versed in treating toe and metatarsal fractures. While this injury has the potential to keep you off of your feet, our staff will work with you to find the best possible treatment to ensure a smooth and speedy recovery. Contact our office today to learn more!