A fractured bone in your foot requires immediate attention. Continuing to put pressure on the foot by walking on it can take a bad situation and make it worse. At Lifestyle Podiatry, our priority is timely and effective treatment to heal the bone and get you back on your feet again as soon as possible.
How does a foot fracture occur? There are various reasons for one. You might jump for a height that is unsafe, with the impact of the landing breaking a bone. Something heavy might fall on your foot, or you may kick something, either on purpose or accidentally. Tripping, falling, or twisting your foot awkwardly are other possibilities. And if your bone density is not ideal, such as if you have osteoporosis, for example, you don’t need to do as much as you might think to sustain a Lower Manhattan foot fracture. It is not always obvious that the bone has broken. The pain you’re feeling could be a sprained ligament or a strained muscle. That’s why you need to come in for an examination and x-rays. It is crucial to have a conclusive diagnosis before treatment. If it is a Lower Manhattan foot fracture, the question is how severe is the break. A hairline or otherwise clean fracture should only need rest and a cast in order to heal properly. You might still want to ice the foot if there’s swelling. And to keep off the foot, crutches or a walker will be necessary. However, if you have a compound fracture, where the two pieces of bone do not match up, you will need to have is set. This requires a simple surgical procedure, and your recovery will be a longer than for a hairline or other clean break.
Contact our office right away to have your Lower Manhattan foot fracture diagnosed and treated.