What Causes a Foot Fracture?

A foot fracture, or injury to the bones in the foot, can be caused by many things. Some times, the cause of the fracture is clear such as landing on the ground from a great height or trauma to the foot. The cause of the injury can also be much less obvious and can occur when there is stress on the bones.

What Symptoms Are Tied with a Foot Fracture?

Limping and pain are the two most common sign. A fracture can also present with:

  • Tenderness
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Deformity

A deformity typically occurs when a bone has been shifted out of alignment or there is a joint dislocation. When the person has nerve damage or is diabetic, they may not experience pain.

When Should I Come into the Office?

If you cannot walk without limping, the pain is intense, if the foot feels very hot or cold, if the fracture is accompanied by an open wound, or if there is tingling or numbness in the toes, come into the office right away or go to the nearest ER.

Call us at 727-842-9504 to make an appointment. Dr. Zafar will sit down with you and discuss options to proceed with.

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