Any part of the toe, including the joints, are subject to fracture. Toe fractures occur more commonly in those involved in sports. A history of osteoporosis may increase the risk of developing toe fractures. Poor nutrition can also be a contributing factor.
Causes of Fracture Of The Toe
Toe fractures are usually caused from a trauma. This usually occurs with a direct blow, such as occurs when kicking something or being stepped on. Twisting of the foot or toe may also lead to a fracture. Fractures occurs frequently among athletes. Poor nutrition, osteoporosis and obesity all increased the risk of developing a toe fracture.
Signs and Symptoms of Fracture Of The Toe
Toe fractures typically produce pain and swelling over the involved joint. There may be a deformity of the toe, if the fracture is severe enough. The fracture, or subsequent swelling, may lead to the toe being cord and numb.
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