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Managing a Broken Foot

Managing a broken foot requires immediate attention and a structured treatment plan to ensure proper healing. Immobilization of the foot is often necessary to prevent further injury, and this may involve using splints, casts, or walking boots. The type of fracture dictates the specific immobilization method. Pain relief is an important aspect of management. In some cases, particularly for more complex fractures, surgery may be necessary to realign and stabilize the bones. Following immobilization, the patient usually needs to limit weight bearing on the injured foot, sometimes with the aid of crutches or a scooter. A podiatrist will establish a timeline for the gradual reintroduction of weight-bearing activities. If you have broken your foot, it is suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist as quickly as possible, and follow their instructions to prevent re-injury in addition to proper bone healing.

A broken foot requires immediate medical attention and treatment. If you need your feet checked, contact one of our podiatrists from ABC Podiatry. 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 Columbus, OH . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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