Broken Toes, Feet, and Ankles
Broken bones of the foot, toe and or ankle can vary greatly in symptoms, severity and treatment.
Broken Toes: Each of your toes has three small bones, except for the big toe, which has two. A break can happen when you stub your toe or drop something heavy on it. A broken toe doesn't always need much medical care. Often, it can be hard to tell if it's broken or just badly hurt, and treatment is often the same.
Broken Foot & Ankle: Generally the more serious breaks are of the foot or ankle due to the amount of use and weight-bearing load. It can be hard to tell if the injury is a sprain or a break. When compared to a sprain, the pain from a break usually lasts much longer with more severe symptoms and an X-ray can determine the difference.
Signs and Symptoms:
High impact sports, improper form, accidents, falls, overuse/stress, and dropping something on the bones are the leading causes of broken feet, ankles and toes.
When you break a toe, foot or ankle you'll likely experience:
- Pain and tenderness in your affected area
- Pain when you walk or put weight on your foot
- Deformities such as incorrect form or protrusions
- Redness or bruising
- Stiffness and or swelling
- Change of color (blue or red) or temperature (hot or cold)
When left untreated further injury can occur like arthritis, chronic pain, infections, invasive corrective surgery, and improper alignment.
Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Specialists
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