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Symptoms of a Broken Foot

Tuesday, 11 July 2023 00:00

There are 26 bones in each foot that can easily be injured from falls, sports injuries, or repetitive pressure or force. A broken foot, or foot fracture, is usually from a direct injury to the foot and can be caused by high-impact activities, like running or jumping, auto accidents, falls, repetitive stress or overuse, or straightforward trauma. Things that might contribute to one sustaining a foot fracture include wearing shoes that do not properly support the feet, a Vitamin D deficiency, or having structural foot problems. Symptoms of a broken foot include pain, difficulty bearing weight, swelling, bruising, altered walking, and immobility of the toes, foot, and ankle. It is highly suggested that anyone who suspects they have broken their foot see a podiatrist as soon as possible for a proper diagnosis and a treatment plan.

A broken foot requires immediate medical attention and treatment. If you need your feet checked, contact one of our podiatrists from Advanced Ankle & Foot Surgeons. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Broken Foot Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

A broken foot is caused by one of the bones in the foot typically breaking when bended, crushed, or stretched beyond its natural capabilities. Usually the location of the fracture indicates how the break occurred, whether it was through an object, fall, or any other type of injury. 

Common Symptoms of Broken Feet:

  • Bruising
  • Pain
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Blue in color
  • Numbness
  • Cold
  • Misshapen
  • Cuts
  • Deformities

Those that suspect they have a broken foot shoot seek urgent medical attention where a medical professional could diagnose the severity.

Treatment for broken bones varies depending on the cause, severity and location. Some will require the use of splints, casts or crutches while others could even involve surgery to repair the broken bones. Personal care includes the use of ice and keeping the foot stabilized and elevated.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in O'Fallon, IL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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