Treatments for foot fractures include ace wrap or tape, splint, cast, or surgery with a orthopedic post-op shoe, according to MedicineNet. In certain cases, patients must use crutches to avoid putting weight on the foot. Ibuprofen reduces discomfort and inflammation, but some individuals need prescription narcotics to control pain.
The type of treatment a foot fracture needs depends upon which bone is involved, the type of break and patient's general health, states MedicineNet. For example, doctors often treat a broken toe by taping it to the adjacent toe. If broken bones are dislocated or do not align properly, patients require surgery. Doctors typically use casts for breaks in the long bones of the foot.