A broken foot is a common injury and may take up to several weeks for a full recovery. There are various degrees of a broken foot, which can range from a hairline fracture to a bone that is completely severed. It can occur as a result of falling, and a popping sound may be heard if the fracture is severe. Additionally, symptoms can include swelling and bruising at the time of the injury, a reduced range of motion, and it may be difficult, if not impossible to walk. A diagnosis is generally performed which can be done by having an X-ray taken. This is followed by beginning the right treatment, which can consist of wearing a walking boot or cast for several weeks. These methods are successful in keeping the affected foot stabilized as the healing process takes place. If you feel you have broken your foot, it is suggested that you contact a podiatrist as quickly as possible who can offer you relief and healing options.
A broken foot requires immediate medical attention and treatment. If you need your feet checked, contact one of our podiatrists from Foot & Ankle Specialists of Central Ohio. 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:
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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 Gahanna, Newark, Columbus, and Lancaster, OH . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.