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Consulting a Podiatrist for a Foot Fracture

A broken foot, or foot fracture, occurs when one or more bones in the foot are cracked or broken. This can happen due to trauma from accidents, falls, sports injuries, or from repetitive stress over time. Fractures are categorized as open, when the bone breaks through the skin, or closed, where the skin remains intact. Treatment for a broken foot depends on the location and severity of the fracture. It may involve immobilization with a cast or splint, rest, elevation, and sometimes surgery to realign the bones and facilitate proper healing. If you have broken your foot, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist who can provide expert assessment, develop a tailored treatment plan, and offer ongoing care to ensure optimal recovery and long-term foot health.

A broken foot requires immediate medical attention and treatment. If you need your feet checked, contact one of our podiatrists from Florida Foot & Ankle Group, P.A.. 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 one of our offices located in Debary, Lake Mary, Orlando, and Oviedo, FL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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