Thanks for your question. I recommend that you speak with your doctor
about this question. While many fractures of the toes do not require treatment, and will readily heal with time, there are some few that do require more aggressive intervention to prevent long term pain and even symptoms that can be consistent with arthritis
. Unfortunately, this will often require an x-ray to help with the diagnosis. Even more than the x-ray, you may need to have the injury
be treated in order to make sure that it heals appropriately. Failure to do so may result in long term problems that will ultimately be much more problematic than the amount of money that it may cost now. There are, however, many free clinics that are available in most large cities in America and can help with those who are unable to afford healthcare. Most larger hospitals will also often have avenues for patients to be able to get care when they are otherwise unable to afford it, and you can discuss this with them. At this point, a couple of months removed from the injury, it may be harder to achieve an optimal result, but it is still important to make sure that you are not causing further problems. Please speak with your doctor about this question.