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Complications of a Broken Foot

The feet are made up of small, delicate structures that aid in mobility and assist in balance. Typically, a foot fracture occurs from a direct blow to the foot or due to an overuse injury. Depending on the type of injury sustained with a foot fracture and the medical attention obtained for it, complications can arise. Those who have broken a foot may develop early arthritis which can cause pain and a feeling of unsteadiness. This is particularly common if the break involves one or more of the joints involved with a range of motion. A significant complication of a broken foot is if there is a break in the skin and bacteria enters the body causing infection. In severe cases, If the infection is not treated promptly, amputation may be necessary. To aid in the proper healing of a fractured foot, especially because of the possibilities of complications, it is imperative to schedule an appointment with a chiropodist as soon as possible. 

A foot fracture is a crack or break in a foot bone, often caused by repetitive stress on the foot or a high-impact foot injury. If you’re suffering from foot pain, please consult with one of the specialists from Thornhill Foot Clinic. Our chiropodists can help you maintain the health of your lower limbs and your mobility. 

Symptoms

  • Pain

  • Bruising

  • Tenderness

  • Swelling

  • Difficulty walking

  • Deformity

Causes

  • Repetitive overloading of the foot

  • Having a previous fracture

  • Abnormal foot biomechanics

  • Changing training surfaces suddenly 

  • Poor footwear

  • Osteoporosis 

  • High-impact injury 

Treatments

  • Rest

  • Ice

  • Elevation

  • Pain medication

  • Braces or other orthotics

  • Casts

  • Crutches

  • Surgery in more severe cases 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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