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By The Foot & Ankle Center, PC
March 08, 2017
Category: Foot Conditions

With nearly a quarter of the bones in your body being found in your feet it’s not surprising that fractures are something that we treat frequently at The Foot & Ankle Center, PC. General bone fractures that occur as a result of an accident, a severe twisting of the ankle or a trauma, such as dropping a heavy object on the foot can be stable—meaning the broken bone is still properly aligned or displaced—the edges of the broken bone do not line up correctly. If a broken bone breaks through the skin it is called an open fracture.

Stress Fractures

A less obvious type of break is a stress fracture. Unlike a general fracture where the break goes all the way through the bone, a stress fracture is a crack in the surface of the bone. In the foot, stress fractures are most often found in the forefoot (between the toes and the arch). Causes of stress fractures include:

  • Overuse
  • Improper training programs or footwear
  • Sudden increase in intensity or duration of an exercise activity

Telltale Signs

Sometimes in the case of a stress fracture or when the general fracture is caused by a twisting ankle injury it may not be immediately obvious that there is a break in the bone. Symptoms of a break are:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Bruising

Being able to walk on your foot does not mean it is not broken. This is a common misconception that has caused many patients to increase the severity of an injury before seeking treatment. Our foot and ankle surgeon, Dr. Leonard M. Talarico, will examine your foot and use x-rays and other imaging studies to confirm a foot fracture. If you experience any of the above symptoms, either after an injury or on a regular basis, particularly after exercise or a sports activity contact our Pooler office by calling: 912-330– 8885.

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