A broken foot is a common injury. Many foot fractures occur during sports. Treatment for a broken foot depends on the exact site and severity of the fracture.
A fracture is a break in the bone, which is caused by trauma. A fracture is often not displaced and may be simply treated by immobilizing the foot to allow the bone to heal. There are times where the fracture is more severe and will need to be corrected surgically.
A stress fracture is a tiny crack in a bone that usually happens due to overuse. It is not caused by a particular trauma but rather a continuous repetitive stress. They are one of the most common injuries in sports, but a stress fracture can happen to anyone.
If you have a broken foot, you may experience some of these symptoms:
- Throbbing and/or aching pain
- Pain that worsens with activity and decreased with rest
- Painful to touch
- Pain while walking or standing
- “Pop” sound at the time of injury
It is important to have a stress fracture immobilized to allow the bone to heal, recover, and return to full strength. Montgomery Foot Care Specialists can determine the extent of the injury and develop a plan to help your recover. Please call our office immediately!