Foot Fractures

A foot fracture is a break in the bone that can include, but is not limited to, a broken ankle or broken foot. Injuries sustained during sports are some of the most common causes of ankle and foot fractures. Petite cracks in the bone that are created from repetitive force or overuse are known as stress fractures. These particular fractures are common in weight-bearing bones of your ankles and feet like the metatarsals, tibia and fibula. Stress fractures are common among runners that frequently run long distances.

Podiatry Associates of Florida can determine the extent of your fracture and devise a plan of care to get you back to your active lifestyle.

Symptoms of Fractures

  • Pain
  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Difficulty walking
  • Deformity
  • Issues putting your shoes on
  • Tenderness

Causes of Fractures

  • Automobile accidents
  • Tripping and falling
  • Missteps
  • Repetitive force
  • Dropping a heavy item on your foot
  • Sporting injuries