It is commonly believed that there is nothing that can be done for a broken toe. This is not true. Toes need to be x-rayed to be sure the fracture is not displaced, angulated or gapped. The metatarsals is the part of the foot between the top of the arch and the toes. There are five metatarsals behind each of the toes. These bones are easily fractured. Stress fractures are particularly common. Signs of a fracture include bruising, redness and swelling. Depending on the severity of the fracture, either protected weight bearing, non-weight bearing or surgery may be needed. For more information, please click this link.