Explore how we can assist you in finding relief from foot and ankle fractures, also known as broken bones. Fractures can vary from tiny stress fractures to severe breaks that shatter bones into multiple pieces, often requiring different levels of treatment.

Understanding Fractures
Foot fractures can be stable, open (compound), transverse, comminuted, or oblique, depending on the alignment and severity of the break. Stress fractures, common in weight-bearing bones like the feet and ankles, may not initially cause discomfort but can worsen over time, especially in athletes.

Causes and Symptoms
Foot fractures are often caused by sudden changes in activity intensity, repetitive motion, poor nutrition, or trauma. Symptoms may include pain, swelling, visible deformity, bruising, and difficulty bearing weight.

Diagnosis and Treatment
Fractures are typically diagnosed through X-rays, bone scans, or MRI/CT scans for smaller fractures. Non-surgical treatments may include ice, immobilization with walking boots or casts, and rest. Surgical options like open reduction and internal fixation may be necessary for more severe fractures.

Preventing foot fractures involves avoiding excessive stress on the feet, wearing proper footwear, maintaining a healthy weight, ensuring adequate nutrition, and paying attention to proper form during physical activities. Seeking medical attention for acute pain or visible fractures is crucial for proper diagnosis and treatment.

If you experience sudden pain or instability in your feet or ankles, seek medical attention promptly to determine the cause and appropriate treatment.