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Your feet are covered most of the day. If you're diabetic, periodic screening is important for good health. Numbness is often a sign of diabetic foot and can mask a sore or wound.
Broken feet are also known as fractured feet, and this condition can develop in an individual for many different reasons. Broken feet can occur as a result of various types of physical activities. For example, some people who play hockey may be at an increased risk of fracturing the bones in their feet. There are many reasons for this. Specifically, hockey pucks can hit players while they are on the ice. If the puck hits the foot and the foot is unprotected, this may cause bones in the feet to break or fracture. Taking a slapshot to the foot is certainly no joke, and the consequences for the feet may be severe. If you are someone that plays ice hockey and you are concerned about the possibility of fracturing your foot, it is suggested that you contact a podiatrist today for more information.
A broken foot requires immediate medical attention and treatment. If you need your feet checked, contact Richard P. Jacoby, DPM from Extremity Health Centers. 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:
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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 one of our offices located in Scottsdale and Buckeye, AZ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.