If you break a bone in your foot, a podiatrist will refer to this condition as a broken or fractured foot. Walking on the fractured foot may be very painful and swelling can occur. There are many ways to go about treating a broken foot. For example, some patients who have a broken foot may be treated by wearing a cast of some sort on the foot. One of the purposes of wearing a cast around a broken foot is to reduce movement in this area and to keep the foot stabilized. It can be helpful to keep any casts dry when worn on the feet. Additionally, it might be beneficial to refrain from applying creams underneath the cast. When caring for your foot while it is in a cast, it is always best to follow instructions from a trusted medical professional, such as a podiatrist. If you have a broken foot, it is suggested that you contact a podiatrist today for more information and treatment.
A broken foot requires immediate medical attention and treatment. If you need your feet checked, contact one of our podiatrists from Houston Foot and Ankle Care. 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:
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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 our offices located in Inner Loop, Southwest, Greater Heights, and Pearland, TX . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.