You have fractured (broken) a small bone in your foot
These fractures normally heal very well on their own and no speciﬁc treatment is required.
The pain, tenderness and swelling you are experiencing in the foot should gradually settle over a period of several weeks.
During this time, you may ﬁnd walking on the foot painful – it may help to walk on the heel initially and you may walk as much as pain allows.
You will also have to take simple painkillers.
Most injuries heal without any problems – however it may take several weeks for your symptoms to settle completely.
You may notice a slight change in the shape of your toe.
Should you have any worries or concerns following discharge from hospital, please contact the Trauma clinic helpline: 07970 199841. Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust would like your feedback. If you wish to share your experience about your care and treatment or on behalf of a patient, please contact The Patient Experience Department who will advise you on how best to do this.
This service is based at The James Cook University Hospital but also covers the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton, our community hospitals and community health services.