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Broken Foot

Broken Foot

It is defined as the injury to the bone of foot due to any injury or by misstep or fall. Injury may range from mild fracture to complete broken of bone.

Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of broken foot include:Broken Ankle Symptoms Treatment

  • Deformity
  • Difficulty in walking
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Throbbing pain
Causes

Causes include:

  • Overuse like long distance running.
  • Missteps
  • Falling something heavy on your foot
  • Vehicles accidents
  • Falls
Complications

If left untreated it may cause the following complications:

Diagnosis

After taking history your doctor might conduct a physical examination to check the tenderness and swelling the affected area and recommend the following test to confirm the diagnosis:

  • Bone scan to see the damage and fracture part of bone.
  • X-ray to visualized the fracture.
  • Magnetic resonance imaging for detailed imaging of the bone.
Treatment

Treatment option include:

  • Therapy to restore the movement and reduce deformity.
  • Medications to decrease pain and swelling like acetaminophen and ibuprofen.
  • Surgery involve to repair the broken bone.
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