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Foot pain can be debilitating. Not only is it difficult to walk or stand, but it can also make it hard to do the things you love. If you are suffering from foot pain, you may have a fracture, sprain, or strain. In this blog post, we will discuss the top treatment tips for these injuries. We will also provide information on how to prevent them from happening in the first place!

What is Fractured Foot?

A foot fracture is a break in one or more of the bones in your foot. This can happen after a fall, car accident, or other trauma to the foot. Symptoms of a foot fracture include pain, swelling, bruising, and difficulty walking.

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Can you walk on a Fractured Foot?

It depends on the severity of the fracture. If the break is in a weight-bearing bone, such as the heel or ankle, you will likely need to use crutches or a wheelchair to keep weight off the foot while it heals. If the break is in a non-weight-bearing bone, such as one of the toes, you may be able to walk on it if your pain can be managed.

Types of Fractures

There are several types of foot fractures, including:

Avulsion fracture: This type of fracture occurs when a small piece of bone is pulled away from the main part of the bone by a tendon or ligament.

Stress fracture: This type of fracture occurs when there is repetitive stress on the bone, such as from running.

– Compression fracture: This type of fracture occurs when the bone is crushed.

Impacted fracture: This type of fracture occurs when the ends of the broken bone are driven into each other.

Treatment for a Fractured Foot

The treatment for a foot fracture will depend on the location and severity of the break. In most cases, rest, ice, and elevation are recommended to reduce pain and swelling. You may also need to wear a boot or cast to immobilize the foot while it heals. If the break is severe, you may need surgery to insert pins, screws, or plates to hold the bones in place while they heal.

Prevention of a Fractured Foot

There are several things you can do to prevent a foot fracture, including:

– Wearing shoes that fit properly and provide support

– avoiding high-impact activities if you have osteoporosis

– warming up before exercising

– cooling down after exercising

– avoiding repetitive stress on the foot

what is a sprain

A sprain occurs when the ligaments that connect two bones are stretched or torn. This can happen after a fall, car accident, or other trauma to the foot. Symptoms of a foot sprain include pain, swelling, bruising, and difficulty walking.

Treatment for a Sprain

The treatment for a foot sprain will depend on the severity of the injury. In most cases, rest, ice, and elevation are recommended to reduce pain and swelling. You may also need to wear a boot or cast to immobilize the foot while it heals. If the sprain is severe, you may need surgery to repair the ligaments.

Prevention of a Sprain

There are several things you can do to prevent a foot sprain, including:

– Wearing shoes that fit properly and provide support

– avoiding high-impact activities if you have osteoporosis 

– warming up before exercising

– cooling down after exercising

– avoiding repetitive stress on the foot

what is a strain

A strain occurs when the tendons that connect two bones are stretched or torn. This can happen after a fall, car accident, or other trauma to the foot. Symptoms of a foot strain include pain, swelling, bruising, and difficulty walking.

Treatment for a Strain

The treatment for a foot strain will depend on the severity of the injury. In most cases, rest, ice, and elevation are recommended to reduce pain and swelling. You may also need to wear a boot or cast to immobilize the foot while it heals. If the strain is severe, you may need surgery to repair the tendons.

Prevention of a Strain

There are several things you can do to prevent a foot strain, including:

– Wearing shoes that fit properly and provide support

– avoiding high-impact activities if you have osteoporosis 

– warming up before exercising

– cooling down after exercising

– avoiding repetitive stress on the foot

Should I see a Podiatrist for a Foot Fracture?

If you have any of the following symptoms, you should see a podiatrist:

– severe pain or swelling in the foot

– an open wound on the foot

– numbness or tingling in the foot

– difficulty walking

A podiatrist can diagnose your foot injury and recommend treatment. He or she may also recommend lifestyle changes to prevent future injuries. Podiatrists are medical doctors who specialize in treating conditions of the foot, ankle, and lower leg.

Meet our doctors who treat the foot & ankle at Your Total Foot Care Specialist

At Your Total Foot Care Specialist, we treat a variety of foot and ankle conditions. Our services include but are not limited to bunions, hammertoes, heel pain, ingrown toenails, foot fractures, foot sprains & strains, Achilles tendonitis, and much more!

If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment, please call us at 281.395.FEET.(3338) or request an appointment online. We have offices in Katy, Cypress, Copperfield, West Houston, Memorial or Galleria areas. We look forward to serving you!