Dislocated Toe– Plano, TX
Dr. Desai is renowned orthopedic surgeon serving the patients in Plano. TX. He specializes in providing surgical and non-surgical treatment for various foot conditions like Toe Dislocation, Mallet Toe, Hammer Toe etc.

Dislocated Toe

The foot is made up of three different sets of bones i.e. tarsals, metatarsals and phalanges (toes). The toes can be individually segmented into middle, proximal and distal sections. When the ligaments around these regions are overstretched, the bones may become dislodged and shift from their normal positions leading to a severe injury and pain. This condition is termed as Dislocated Toe and is common in all age groups.

Causes Of Dislocated Toe

  • Walking on even terrain
  • Putting weight on one part of the foot
  • Direct trauma to the toe
  • Playing sports like rugby, soccer, football etc.
  • Rolling of the foot due to loss of balance or wet floor
  • Not warming up before an intense sports activity

Symptoms Of Dislocated Toe

  • Pain while trying to move the injured part
  • Bruising, swelling and tenderness
  • Deformity in the toe
  • Bones of the toes appear to be misaligned
  • Numbness in the toe

Diagnosis Of Dislocated Toe

The doctor may begin by asking questions about previous injury, if any. He may also ask the patient to get an X-Ray to rule out the possibility of a fracture.

Treatment For Dislocated Toe

  • Rest – The doctor may recommend the patient to take adequate rest to enable the damaged tissue to heal quickly.
  • Icing – Applying ice over the affected area may help to reduce swelling and bruising.
  • Compression - A medical band may be wrapped around the injured area to prevent involuntary movement of the damaged toe and keep it aligned.
  • Elevation – By keeping the affected part elevated, the blood circulation to that part is improved. In case the patient does not experience relieve, the doctor may ask to lower the inclination.
  • Exercises – The doctor may ask the patients to perform a set of physical exercises to bring the dislocated toe back to its original position.
  • Medication – Anti-inflammatory medicines may help to reduce swelling and pain.


  • Wear splints as directed by your doctor
  • Do not snug the tape tightly
  • Avoid putting weight on your toes until it is not fully recovered
  • Take prescribed medicines on time

Consult Dr. Desai for complete treatment of Dislocated Toe. To schedule an appointment, call at (972) 985 – 1072.