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Can a toe fracture cause nerve damage to my toe?
9 doctors weighed in

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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