Managing a broken foot can be challenging, but understanding the healing process and recovery journey is important. Firstly, upon diagnosis, following a podiatrist's guidance regarding treatment is essential. Whether it is a cast, splint, or surgery, immobilizing the foot allows the bones to align and heal properly. Rest is paramount during the initial phase, in addition to minimizing weight-bearing and keeping the foot elevated to reduce swelling. As healing progresses, performing gentle exercises can help to regain strength, mobility, and flexibility. Recovery time varies depending on the severity of the break and individual healing capacity. On average, it can take several weeks to a few months to resume normal activities. Patience and adherence to medical advice is essential for a successful recovery, ensuring a strong foundation for a healthy foot. If you have broken your foot, it is strongly suggested that you seek the counsel of a podiatrist who can perform a proper diagnosis, and guide you toward the best treatment method for recovery.
A broken foot requires immediate medical attention and treatment. If you need your feet checked, contact one of our podiatrists from Barry University Foot and Ankle Institute. 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:
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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.
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