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Symptoms of a Broken Foot

A broken foot often results from a sudden or traumatic injury and requires early recognition for appropriate treatment. While symptoms may overlap with less severe injuries like sprains, specific signs of a broken foot indicate a more serious issue needing immediate medical attention. Sensations of bones out of place or grinding within the foot may signal a break, warranting minimal movement to prevent further damage. Swelling, often accompanied by extreme pain, is common with a broken foot, persisting longer and more pronounced than a sprain. Bruising near the fracture site, spreading over time, indicates a broken foot, and requires evaluation from a podiatrist if persistent or worsening. Difficulty bearing weight on the foot, in addition to restricted movement and intense pain, suggests a broken bone. Immediate medical attention aids in accurate diagnosis and treatment planning. Seeking prompt evaluation from a podiatrist is imperative, and X-rays are essential for confirmation. Treatment typically involves immobilization with a splint or cast to support proper healing. If you suspect a broken bone in your foot, it is suggested that you make an emergency appointment with a podiatrist for an exam and diagnosis.

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:

  • 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 Scottsdale and Buckeye, AZ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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