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Various Foot Fractures and Relief Strategies

Foot fractures encompass a spectrum of injuries, each demanding specific attention and care. Among them, the Jones fracture affects the fifth metatarsal bone, typically requiring immobilization through casting or surgery to ensure proper healing. Metatarsal shaft fractures, occurring along the long bones of the foot, often necessitate rest, elevation, and the use of crutches to alleviate pressure. Proximal fifth metatarsal tuberosity avulsion fractures involve the pulling away of a small bone fragment due to sudden muscle contractions, often managed with immobilization and gradual return to weight-bearing activities. Additionally, big toe fractures, whether simple or complex, may require splinting, taping, or buddy taping to adjacent toes to promote stability. Relief techniques for foot fractures commonly involve rest and elevation to mitigate swelling and pain. Immobilization aids like casts, braces, or boots help stabilize the injured area, facilitating proper healing. If you have broken your foot, it is strongly suggested that you consult a podiatrist who can determine what type of fracture you have, and offer appropriate treatment methods.

A broken foot requires immediate medical attention and treatment. If you need your feet checked, contact one of our podiatrists from Foot Care Centers of Palm Beach. 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 our office located in Boynton Beach, FL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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