A stress fracture is a tiny break in a bone. It is sometimes called a “hairline” break, and it can absolutely occur in any one of your toes. Your toes are an integral part of creating the motion needed in any movement you do. They help propel you forward and provide balance while standing, walking or running. Prolonged stress or pressure on your toes can lead to a bone breaking. A stress fracture starts as a small crack, and while it may seem as though having one in a toe isn’t particularly serious, it can worsen if left untreated. A stress fracture can lead to a bone breaking apart completely.
If you have sustained an injury or have pain, tenderness or limited mobility in your toes, please contact Dr. Harvey Danciger for proper diagnosis and treatment. Call our Palm Desert, CA office at (760) 568-0108.