Ask the Foot Doc – Exercising with a Toe Fracture

Question:
I injured my foot and had an x-ray.  I was told I fractured my toe.  What exercises can I do?  I would like to still do cardio workouts.   Thanks!

Answer:
It depends on the severity of the toe fracture.  For a minor, stable toe fracture, splint the toe and wear a stiff, supportive shoe during workouts.  Low-impact exercises using an elliptical machine or a recumbent bike are good options.  Swimming is also very low-impact and great for cardio.  Check with your doctor before beginning any exercises.

If you have a foot injury or suspect a toe fracture, please call us at (425) 455-0936 to schedule an appointment.  At CarePlus Foot and Ankle Specialists, we have digital x-rays to diagnose any fractures.

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