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How Is a Broken Foot Diagnosed?

A broken foot is a common injury that can happen from falling or if a heavy object falls on it. There is often no mistaking if the foot has been fractured, as it is generally accompanied by severe pain and discomfort. Additional symptoms can include tenderness in the overall foot, difficulty in walking or standing, and you may hear a cracking sound when it is moved. Having an X-ray performed is often an efficient method of obtaining a proper diagnosis, and this is effective in determining the severity of the fracture. Treatment is generally done by placing the affected foot in a boot or cast, and crutches may be necessary in keeping weight off of the foot as the healing process occurs. It is helpful to elevate the foot as often as possible, and specific stretches may need to be performed after it has healed. If you have broken your foot, it is suggested that you speak with a podiatrist as quickly as possible who can help you with proper treatment methods.

A broken foot requires immediate medical attention and treatment. If you need your feet checked, contact one of our podiatrists from Itasca Foot & Ankle. 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 one of our offices located in Itasca, IL or Hoffman Estate, IL. We offer the newest diagnostic tools and technology to treat your foot and ankle needs.

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