Most fractures of the forefoot require no reduction. However, gross realignment can be achieved by closed reduction if needed. If the alignment and stability of the fracture are acceptable, a nonoperative treatment plan may be followed.
Elevation of the foot will help control swelling. For most fractures, the patient can weight bear as tolerated in a stiff-soled orthosis like a flat, rigid-sole shoe for symptomatic relief.
The pain usually improves over the first few weeks.
Fracture healing typically occurs over 6–8 weeks.