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Can a toe fracture cause nerve damage to my toe?

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Unlikely: It is unlikely for a toe fracture to cause permanent nerve damage.

Answered 9/17/2018

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Possible/unlikely: If the fracture is severe or misaligned, nerves can be involved. These are sensory nerves and do not control function. Dr l.

Answered 2/7/2016

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Dr. Payam Rafat answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Yes.: The broken bone may damage the nerve.

Answered 3/26/2020

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Dr. Robert Conenello answered

Specializes in Sports Medicine

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.

Answered 2/28/2020

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