With 26 bones in your foot, it’s easy to understand how a foot fracture can occur in just one of these bones. A sports injury, car accident, or dropping a heavy object on your foot are among the most common causes for this foot condition.
If you have signs of a fractured foot, you will need to see a doctor. For foot fractures caused by a severe trauma, call 911 or get emergency care. When visiting Dignity Health Central California, use our InQuicker™ online service to let us know when you expect to arrive at one of our hospital ERs.
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You will likely know right away that you have a foot fracture. You may hear a crack or snap and feel pain immediately. Depending on the foot fracture type, your foot may look odd or you may see the bone through your skin.
Other signs of a fractured foot are:
Our trusted orthopedic doctors understand the function of each bone in your foot. Your foot fracture treatment will focus on your healing and helping you get back on your feet as quickly as possible.
When you seek medical care for your foot injury, your Dignity Health Central California doctor will start with an X-ray and physical exam. If you have a minor type of foot fracture, your doctor will recommend putting ice on your foot, limiting your activities, and using over-the-counter medicines to ease your pain and reduce swelling.
For fractured bones that are out of place, surgery may be necessary to properly realign your foot. You will wear a cast or walking boot after surgery to make sure your foot heals completely. Crutches also can help limit the weight on your foot.
After the cast is removed, you may have physical therapy or rehabilitation exercises to help with foot fracture recovery. This part of your treatment will strengthen and improve the use of your foot.
Meet with an orthopedic doctor at Dignity Health Central California for personalized care and healing.
Dignity Health Central California orthopedic care helps get you moving again with quality treatment for foot fractures in Bakersfield, Merced, San Andreas, and Stockton, CA.