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Pain and Foot Fractures

Foot fractures, though often underestimated, can cause significant pain and hinder mobility. A foot fracture occurs when one or more bones in the foot break, commonly due to trauma from falls, accidents, or repetitive stress from activities like running or jumping. Those at risk include athletes, individuals with osteoporosis, and people who have structural foot abnormalities. Diagnosing a foot fracture involves a physical examination, often accompanied by X-rays to confirm the extent and location of the injury. Symptoms typically include localized pain, swelling, bruising, and difficulty bearing weight on the affected foot. Pain, particularly while walking or bearing weight, is a hallmark symptom of a foot fracture. While some fractures may heal with rest and immobilization, others may require more aggressive treatment such as casting or surgery. If you believe you have sustained a foot fracture, it is suggested that you consult a podiatrist for a proper diagnosis and comprehensive plan to alleviate pain, promote healing, and prevent complications.

A broken foot requires immediate medical attention and treatment. If you need your feet checked, contact our podiatrists from CNY Foot Surgery & Podiatry Care. 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 East Syracuse, NY . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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