Broken toes

So you’ve dropped something heavy on your toe and it still hurts after a few days. Or maybe you just stubbed it really badly.

If the pain doesn’t subside, if it swells and starts bruising, or if it hurts to walk or put on shoes, you probably have a broken toe that needs to be treated to heel properly.

We can get urgent patients in same day.

What To Expect At Your Visit

When you come to our office, we’ll do a thorough physical examination of the foot and toe. If we suspect a break, we’ll take an X-ray to see the extent of the damage and position of the break.

Buddy Taping

Then your broken toe will need to be immobilized so it can heal properly, which isn’t easy to do since our toes are in constant use.  

If it’s one of the smaller toes and the fracture isn’t too severe, we might be able to tape it to its next door neighbor to hold it steady. We call this “buddy taping.”

Imobilization For Broken Toes

But when it’s the big toe or a serious break, it needs special treatment such as a cast.  Sometimes we might need to adjust the bones so they’re properly aligned to heal.

Broken toes often take a month to six weeks to heal properly. During that time, we’ll also recommend certain types of pain relievers to get you through any rough spots.

Sometimes, with trauma to the toenails, the nail may have to come off. Luckily, this is not as painful as it sounds. 

If you are experiencing foot pain, call our office or make an online appointment


Staff was extremely friendly and professional. They took us back immediately and no waiting for doctor to come in. Dr Settles-Carter was amazing with my little girl. She took her time and explained every detail to my daughter. As we were leaving my little girl said Dr Settles-Carter was the best doctor ever. Coming from a 10yr old.

Bert King

It took some work, and patience, but my feet are much better now. Dr. Freels worked with me to find exercises, and more importantly, the right shoe to wear. So nice not to dread going into work, for the pain of simply walking. Despite what another review here says, they've never tried to sell me any shoes there, have always left the choice up to me.

Robert Griffith

The staff was very courteous. However, the care provided by Dr. Carter and the staff in the back was exceptional! I finally had answers for my health concerns and issues and a course or plan of treatment including the costs of the services they provide. I especially liked the hours of operation...I can see a doctor for the treatment I need without having to use my personal and sick days! Love the flexibility. Lastly, the ambiance esthetics were relaxing and beautiful.

Bonnie Ogle Taylor

The entire staff at Lexington Podiatry was very welcoming and friendly. Jill went out of her way to make sure my daughter was taken care of. We appreciate being seen so quickly (it would have taken weeks to have seen an orthopedist for her foot injury). Now, she is on the road to recovery! Great office, thanks everyone!

Team Wade 24

Had a great experience! Everyone was very nice, it was clean, the doctor took time to listen to me. She showed me my x-rays and explained them to me. I would recommend them to family and friends.

Heather Purvis

Accepted Insurance Providers

There may be providers, plans and coverage not included on this list. We will help you with navigating the options for coverage and costs. We also accept HSA, Flex accounts, Care Credit and prompt pay pricing for treatment at the clinic and surgical procedures. We do not accept Medicaid plans at this time. Visit our New Patient page for more details.