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Can a toe fracture cause nerve damage to my toe?

4 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Mihalich
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 21 years experience
Unlikely: It is unlikely for a toe fracture to cause permanent nerve damage.
Dr. David Laha
Podiatry 38 years experience
Possible/unlikely: If the fracture is severe or misaligned, nerves can be involved. These are sensory nerves and do not control function. Dr l.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Yes.: The broken bone may damage the nerve.
Dr. Robert Conenello
Sports Medicine 31 years experience
Temporarily: Fractures cause swelling which helps healing. Excessive swelling can cause injury to the nerves in that area. Usually it is not permanent and will heal with time.

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Last updated Mar 26, 2020

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