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Can a toe fracture cause nerve damage to my toe?

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Dr. Robert Mihalich
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
3 doctors agree

In brief: Unlikely

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

In brief: Unlikely

It is unlikely for a toe fracture to cause permanent nerve damage.
Dr. Robert Mihalich
Dr. Robert Mihalich
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Usually not

should not happen.

In brief: Usually not

should not happen.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. Robert Conenello
Sports Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Conenello
Dr. Robert Conenello
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: Yes.

The broken bone may damage the nerve.

In brief: Yes.

The broken bone may damage the nerve.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. David Laha
Podiatry

In brief: Possible/unlikely

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

In brief: 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. David Laha
Dr. David Laha
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