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What Are the Most Common Bones That Break in the Feet?

The bones in the foot that are fractured the most are known as the metatarsal bones. They consist of five bones that run the length of the foot, and end at the bottom of the toes. A broken foot can be the result of a sudden injury that may occur in sporting activities, or it can happen from unexpectedly stepping off a curb, where it may become severely twisted. Stress injuries may also cause a broken foot, and this can gradually occur from performing repetitive running or jumping activities. Common symptoms that are associated with this condition can include severe bruising, immediate pain on or around the affected area, and it is uncomfortable to walk and put weight on the foot. If you feel you may have broken your foot, it is suggested that you speak with a podiatrist as quickly as possible who can perform a proper diagnosis and begin the correct treatment.

A broken foot requires immediate medical attention and treatment. If you need your feet checked, contact one of our podiatrists from Active Foot and Ankle Care, LLC. 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 offices located in Fair Lawn and Riverdale, New Jersey. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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