Fractures of the Foot and Ankle
Foot and ankle fractures are broken bones caused by something crushing, bending, twisting or stretching the bone. These are common injuries that happen during an accident or a direct injury to one or more of the foot’s 26 bones.
Repeated stress on the bones can also cause small cracks called stress fractures due to overtired muscles which cannot lessen the shock of repeated impacts and transfer the stress to the bones. Fractures can usually be identified by pain, swelling, bruising, difficulty walking, and deformity.
If you suspect that your foot or ankle is fractured, call us right away to schedule an appointment for a physical examination which will help us determine the right course of treatment. Treatments include wearing a splint to keep pressure off of the injury, anti-inflammatory medicine, a cast to hold the broken bone in place so that it heals properly, and possibly surgery if deemed necessary. At Lexington Foot, Ankle & Vein you will always receive prompt and expert service to get you back on your feet quickly.