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Exploring Varieties of Foot and Toe Fractures

Foot and toe fractures, encompass diverse types, each presenting unique characteristics and considerations for treatment. Spiral fractures, often seen in sports injuries or severe trauma, involve a twisting force that causes the bone to break in a spiral pattern along its length. Internal metatarsal fractures occur within the long bones of the foot, typically resulting from direct impact or excessive stress. These fractures may affect multiple metatarsals and often require careful assessment to detect subtle injuries. Fifth metatarsal fractures, known as Jones fractures, occur at the base of the fifth metatarsal, typically due to sudden twisting motions or overuse. These fractures can be challenging to heal due to limited blood supply in the area. Prompt diagnosis and appropriate treatment, including immobilization, rest, and possibly surgical intervention, are essential for optimal recovery and prevention of long-term complications. If you have fractured your toe or foot bones, it is suggested that you speak with a podiatrist who can offer the correct treatment for the type of fracture you have.

A broken foot requires immediate medical attention and treatment. If you need your feet checked, contact one of our doctors from Andrea Hyperbaric Wound Care & Podiatry Center. 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 our office located in Astoria, NY . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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