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Broken Foot and Crutches

When an individual breaks their foot, they have fractured one or more bones in the foot area. If your foot is broken, it is suggested that you seek out immediate attention from a podiatrist for treatment. A broken foot might undergo the healing process with the help of crutches. When using crutches for this injury, it may be important to remember certain things. For instance, when walking with crutches, you can put your weight not on the armpits that make contact with the crutches, but on the hands and arms. Additionally, a trusted medical professional can help you ensure that the crutches are fitting properly and that they properly fit you and your specific body type. It is suggested that you contact a podiatrist if you have a broken foot and are considering the use of crutches.

A broken foot requires immediate medical attention and treatment. If you need your feet checked, contact Dr. John P. Beaupied from Palos Podiatry. Our doctor 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 our office located in Palos Heights, IL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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