We have all had the times when we wake up in the middle of the night and catch our little toe on the bedpost and jump for pain for about five minutes, but the question we all ask following the injury is how do I begin treating a broken toe? Most broken toes remain in good alignment so splinting it to the adjacent toe stabilizes the broken toe. Depending on the amount of pain you are in you can either wear your regular shoes or you can wear a hard bottomed open-toed shoe dispensed by your local podiatrist. Usually bone heals in approximately 6-8 weeks depending on how quickly you seek treatment for the injury. It is common to have occasional aching and throbbing as the broken toe heals. Call Advanced Podiatry if you think you broke your toe and need an expert’s opinion on how to treat it!