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Signs and Symptoms of a Broken Foot

Tuesday, 27 February 2024 00:00

The main symptoms of a broken foot are severe pain, swelling, and bruising around the injured area. Some patients may experience very intense pain when touching or applying pressure to the foot. Difficulty or inability to bear weight on the foot, along with visible deformities or changes in foot shape, can also indicate a potential break. Numbness of the foot is another possible symptom. X-rays or other imaging tests are commonly used to confirm the presence of a fracture. Taking immediate steps to address a potential broken foot can lead to a more effective recovery and prevent complications down the line. If you have a painful foot and suspect a break or fracture, it is suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

A broken foot requires immediate medical attention and treatment. If you need your feet checked, contact Brian D. Jackson, DPM from Neuhaus Foot and Ankle. Our doctor 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 one of our offices located in Columbia and Pulaski, TN . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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