Foot fractures can lead to chronic pain and instability if they’re not properly diagnosed right away — even if it’s just a minor stress fracture. At Town Center Foot & Ankle in Kingwood and Atascocita, Texas, you can get comprehensive diagnostic care and effective treatment, all under one roof. If you have a broken bone in your foot or ankle, request an evaluation by calling the clinic nearest you to speak with a team member or by requesting online.
With 26 bones in each of your feet, in addition to your ankle bones and joint, you have a lot of room for injury. To make matters worse, foot fractures aren’t always obvious. Unless you have a complete break that causes a bump, you might not know right away that you broke a bone in your foot. Some of the initial warning signs of a foot fracture include:
You might also notice that any pain you do have diminishes shortly after you elevate your foot and rest it.
As soon as an injury occurs, your body immediately jumps into action and starts healing. While this response is ideal, in the case of a fracture, if you don’t have it properly set, it might not heal correctly and leave you with chronic pain and instability.
If you suspect you have a foot fracture, it’s important to head to Town Center Foot & Ankle as soon as possible for a thorough diagnosis. Even a minor stress fracture requires immediate medical intervention. Depending on the severity of your foot fracture, your treatment plan can include:
For minor fractures or to help prevent future injuries once you’re healed, your podiatrist might suggest getting fitted for orthotic inserts. These custom-laser scanned inserts help stabilize your foot and provide ultimate support.
Possibly, although unless you have a complete break, foot surgery is generally the last resort if conservative treatments aren’t helping you. Surgery for a foot fracture — which sometimes includes stress fractures — involves implanting supportive screws, pins, or plates.
With a team of podiatric surgeons and practitioners available to treat your broken foot at Town Center Foot & Ankle, you can feel confident about having a full recovery, no matter how severe your foot fracture may be.
Request your foot fracture evaluation at Town Center Foot & Ankle by calling the office to request or with the online scheduling feature.