A toe fracture is a break in a toe bone. The bones in the toes are called phalanges.
The Phalanges of the Foot
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A toe fracture is caused by trauma to the bone. Trauma can result from:
- Dropping something on your toe
- Stubbing your toe
- Falling down
- Direct blow to the toe
Last reviewedSeptember 2013by Michael Woods, MD
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