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Common Causes and Definition of a Broken Foot

A broken foot, or foot fracture, refers to a break or crack in one or more of the bones in the foot. This injury can result from various causes, including trauma from a fall, a direct blow, or an accident. Sports activities that involve running, jumping, or sudden changes in direction can also lead to fractures due to the high stress placed on the bones. Osteoporosis, a condition that weakens bones, can make them more susceptible to fractures even with minor impacts. Symptoms of a broken foot include immediate pain, swelling, bruising, and difficulty bearing weight. Proper diagnosis and treatment is critical to ensure the bones heal correctly. Treatment options range from immobilization with a cast or splint to, in severe cases, surgical intervention. If you have broken your foot, it is suggested that you visit a podiatrist who can determine the best treatment for you.

A broken foot requires immediate medical attention and treatment. If you need your feet checked, contact Glenn Aufseeser, DPM from Lakewood Foot and Ankle Specialists. Our doctor 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 offices located in Lakewood and Manchester Township, NJ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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