Foot Fractures Lead to Trouble
How deep is your foot fracture? Does it hurt? It must since the foot contains many bones that can fracture when the appropriate force is applied to it. The foot is supposed to be able to withstand considerable pressure during many types of activities such as jogging, running or playing sports. The joints of the foot are reinforced by muscles that allow for it to bend and move in all types of directions. Although the foot has this great system of support, it can break when unnatural amounts of force are applied since the foot does have its limits. Signs that you may have a fractured foot are extreme discomfort, hobbling, swelling or the incapacity to bear any weight on that foot. Foot fractures can happen from sudden falls or damage from other forces such as large objects hitting your foot in a violent manner. You may not realize how it happened until it does, but due to the sudden nature of these types of fractures, it is important to get treatment immediately to reduce any further complications. You’ll likely get treatment fast due to the severe impact a foot fracture can have on your mobility, but getting the right attention is also crucial.
Treatment for this condition involves:
- Surgical procedures can be very helpful to fuse the broken bones of the foot back together. Bones will be readjusted with implants and other metal devices to ensure that they do not fall out of place during recovery.
- Do not bear any weight on the foot immediately after injuring it to prevent further injury.
- You can use supportive devices such as casts to keep the foot intact and in one position. This will allow for the stability that the feet need to heal correctly.
- You can of course elevate your foot to help reduce swelling.
Here at NOLA Sole Podiatry located in New Orleans, LA, our podiatrists, Dr. Kristina Robertson, DPM and Dr. Taylor Robertson, DPM have the experience and training to help your foot recover from a minor or severe fracture.Please call our office at 504-302-1586 today to schedule an appointment today.