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Tuesday, 20 February 2024 00:00

Pain and Foot Fractures

Treatment for a broken foot typically involves rest, elevation, and taking anti-inflammatory medications to manage pain and swelling. Healing times differ depending on the severity of the break. Symptoms also vary, including pain, difficulty moving the foot, and tenderness. Differentiating between a broken foot and a sprain can be challenging, but fractures generally result in more intense and continuous pain. Treatment options include immobilization with a cast, surgical intervention for severe cases, and rehabilitation exercises. Prevention measures include wearing appropriate footwear and maintaining bone health with a balanced diet and regular exercise. If you have sustained a foot fracture, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist as quickly as possible. Prompt medical attention and adherence to treatment guidelines are essential for successful healing.

A broken foot requires immediate medical attention and treatment. If you need your feet checked, contact one of our podiatrists from Ankle N Foot. 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 offices located in Chicago, Elmhurst, Bartlett, IL and Chicago, IL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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