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Healing Times for a Broken Foot

Patience and proper care are key to a full recovery from a broken foot. Healing times can vary depending on the location and severity of the break, as well as the patient's overall health and age. Typically, bones take several weeks to mend, with the initial phase focusing on immobilization to ensure proper alignment. During this time, it is important to avoid putting weight on the injured foot to prevent complications. As the weeks progress, gradual weight-bearing activities may be introduced, guided by a podiatrist. Throughout the healing process, specific stretches and other exercises can play an essential role in restoring strength and flexibility. A consistent and careful approach will support the natural healing process, leading to a stronger and healthier foot. If you have broken your foot, it is suggested that you promptly visit a podiatrist who can guide you toward the correct treatment, which may include a walking boot or a cast.

A broken foot requires immediate medical attention and treatment. If you need your feet checked, contact one of our podiatrists from Summit Podiatry. 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 one of our offices located in Wilmington, Whiteville, and Wallace, NC . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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