The Foot and Ankle Sports Institute
Foot and Ankle Surgeon & Sports Medicine Specialist serving North Hollywood, Burbank, Glendale, and surrounding Los Angeles, CA areas
Breaking one of the dozens of bones in your foot isn’t always obvious, but without immediate treatment, you can wind up suffering from chronic foot pain and instability. If you suspect that you have a foot fracture and are in the North Hollywood, Burbank, Glendale, Agoura Hills, or surrounding Los Angeles, CA areas, schedule an examination with The Foot and Ankle Sports Institute. Call or request an appointment online today.
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What causes a foot fracture?
Your feet have to support your entire body weight. Plus, with each step you take, the pressure on the small bones in your feet increases drastically — even more so if you jump or run. You can fracture any of the bones in your feet due to:
- Slips and falls
- Car accidents
- Landing incorrectly
- Stubbing your toe
- Dropping a heavy object on your foot
While anyone of any age can have a broken foot, your chances increase if your bones are brittle due to osteoporosis.
What are the symptoms of a foot fracture?
Foot fractures can lead to a wide variety of pain and signs and symptoms that can range from mild to severe. You might even mistake a broken foot for a severe sprain or strain since these injuries can cause agonizing pain, too. A foot fracture can lead to:
- Bumps or deformities
- Difficulty bearing weight on the affected foot
It’s important to schedule an evaluation at the offices of Dr. Martina Randall as soon as your injury occurs. If your foot fracture isn’t reset correctly, it may not properly heal, which can lead to ongoing pain and future issues.
How is a foot fracture treated?
Dr. Randall uses in-office digital X-ray technology to confirm a fracture, its severity, and to rule out other related injuries. If you have a broken foot, you might need:
- Casting, bracing, or splinting
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
- Physical therapy after your bone heals
For more complex foot fractures, Dr. Randall might recommend surgery. Using minimally invasive techniques, she can manipulate broken bones to realign them, place screws or plates to support proper bone position, or remove damaged bone fragments. Your broken foot surgery is tailored to you.
In the expert care of a foot and ankle surgeon like Dr. Randall, you can feel confident that you can return to your regular activities after your broken foot heals.
Schedule your foot fracture evaluation at the offices of Dr. Martina Randall today. Call the office or request an appointment online today.