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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 22 years experience
Unlikely: It is unlikely for a toe fracture to cause permanent nerve damage.
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Dr. David Laha
Podiatry 39 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.
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 23 years experience
Yes.: The broken bone may damage the nerve.
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Dr. Robert Conenello
Sports Medicine 32 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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