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Foot Frarctures

Foot/ankle fractures, or broken bones in the foot / ankle, are common injuries that can occur as a result of trauma, overuse, or underlying medical conditions. The foot consists of multiple bones, including the metatarsals (long bones in the middle of the foot), the phalanges (toe bones), and the tarsal bones (bones in the hindfoot and midfoot). Fractures can affect any of these bones, resulting in pain, swelling, bruising, and difficulty bearing weight on the affected foot. Common causes of foot fractures include direct trauma, such as a fall or sports injury, repetitive stress from activities like running or jumping, and underlying conditions such as osteoporosis or arthritis, which weaken the bones and make them more susceptible to fracture.


The symptoms of a foot/ankle fracture may vary depending on the location and severity of the injury but often include localized pain, tenderness,

Treatment for foot or ankle fractures depends on the type, location, and severity of the injury but may include conservative measures such as rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE), which help reduce pain and swelling. Immobilization of the foot with a splint, cast, or walking boot may be necessary to stabilize the fracture and promote healing. In some cases, surgical intervention may be required to realign the fractured bones and secure them with internal fixation devices such as screws, plates, or pins. Physical therapy and rehabilitation exercises may also be recommended to restore strength, mobility, and function to the affected foot. With proper treatment and rehabilitation, most foot fractures heal successfully, allowing individuals to return to their normal activities with minimal pain and restriction. For more information click here.

swelling, and bruising at the site of the fracture. In some cases, the affected foot may appear deformed or misaligned, particularly if the fracture is severe or involves displacement of the bone. Individuals with foot fractures may also experience difficulty walking or bearing weight on the affected foot, as well as numbness or tingling in the toes. Prompt diagnosis and treatment are essential to prevent further complications and promote proper healing of the fracture.

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