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Diagnosing and Managing Foot Fractures

Foot fractures are common injuries that podiatrists frequently encounter, often involving the metatarsals and toes. Patients typically exhibit various symptoms, with pain and difficulty while walking being the most prevalent. Diagnosis relies on radiographic assessment or ultrasonography. The choice of management depends on the fracture's location and its impact on balance and weight-bearing. Treatment options may include splinting, avoiding weight-bearing activities, casts, boots, or orthotics. If you have sustained a foot fracture of any type, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist for a proper evaluation and relief options

A broken foot requires immediate medical attention and treatment. If you need your feet checked, contact the foot specialists from Podiatry Associates of Belleville. 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 Belleville, NJ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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