While painful, most toe fractures do not require surgery. Fractures will heal with rest and changing your activity. Treatment is dependent on two things. Location of the injury and type of injury.
Fractures in Toes
You can treat many fractured toes symptomatically. Initially, there will be pain when you place weight on the injured foot. As the pain reduces you can begin placing weight on the toe as you are comfortable. Buddy-Taping has also been shown to relieve pain.
If the bone is out of place or looks deformed it maybe necessary to for a doctor to “manipulate” the fracture. You will be given local anesthetic to numb your foot and your doctor will manipulate the fracture back into the correct position.