Why Might a Foot Break?

Why Might a Foot Break?

May 2, 2023

A foot is fractured when any of the bones located in the foot become broken. As a result, the foot may be painful, and it can be difficult to put weight on it. There are many different reasons why the foot might fracture. For example, since humans use their feet everyday for significant periods of time, the feet are susceptible to slipping and twisting. Thus, the bones in the feet can break. They also can develop stress fractures from repetitive pounding during activities that involve running. Due to their close proximity to the ground, the feet can likely be impacted by heavy objects falling that can cause fractures. Of course, a foot might fracture due to some kind of sports injury, as well. If you are someone who has fractured their foot, it is suggested that you immediately schedule an appointment with a podiatrist who can provide treatment options.

A broken foot requires immediate medical attention and treatment. If you need your feet checked, contact one of our podiatrists from PA Foot & Ankle Associates. 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 Allentown, Easton, Northampton, and Chew Street in Allentown, PA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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