The toe may not look normal, and it may even look bent or deformed if the broken bone is out of place. It may be difficult to walk because of the pain, especially if the big toe is fractured. Shoes may be painful to wear or feel too tight. Some other problems may develop in addition to, or as a result of, the fracture.
What do they do for a broken toe?
Usually, you can treat a broken toe by taping it to a neighboring toe. But if the fracture is severe — particularly if it involves your big toe — you may need a cast or even surgery to ensure proper healing. Most broken toes heal well, usually within four to six weeks.
How long does it take to recover from a broken toe?
Most broken toes will heal on their own with proper care at home. It can take 4 to 6 weeks for complete healing. Pain and swelling will go away within a few days to a week.