Do I Need to See a Podiatrist if I Have a Broken Toe?

Yes, you should see a podiatrist if you have a broken toe.  Broken toes are usually caused by dropping something heavy on them or jamming it into something whether a door or sports related.  Your doctor will examine your toe and take x-rays to determine if your toe is broken or just "stubbed". Depending on the severity, you may need to tape the toe or in more serious cases- wear a boot, cast or have surgery.

If you have pain for more than 3 days, you may have a broken toe or something more serious. Your doctor will examine your toe and take x-rays to determine if your toe is broken or just "stubbed".  Depending on the severity, you need to tape the toe or in more serious cases wear a boot, cast or have surgery. Arthritis and nail problems are common results of not treating a broken toe.  If you have think you may have broken your toe, you should call your podiatrist.

Denise Bonnin, D.P.M.
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Dr. Denise Bonnin is an amazing foot and ankle doctor. She loves to treat children, seniors, and athletes!