What else can cause a broken toe?
Trauma or injury such as stubbing the toe or dropping a heavy object on the toe may cause a broken toe.
The location of the toes makes them the most likely part of the foot to be injured.
Prolonged repetitive movements, as in certain sports activities, can cause a type broken toe called a stress fracture or hairline fracture.
People with weakened bones may develop stress fractures simply from wearing improper shoes.