A broken foot is a bone injury. It can happen during a car accident or when you trip or fall. Broken bones can cause tiny cracks to break through your skin.
Pain in your foot can affect any part of it, from your toes to your Achilles tendon in the back of the heel. Home treatments are often effective in treating mild foot pain, but it can take some time to resolve. Severe foot pain should be evaluated by your doctor, especially if it associated with an injury.
Fractures can range from tiny breaks in your bones to piercings that pierce your skin. Broken feet are treated differently based on the exact location and severity of the fracture. During the healing process, a severely broken foot may need plates, rods, or screws inserted into the fractured bone.
Types of Foot Injuries:
Foot conditions can vary in type of injury and severity. You should see a doctor if a foot condition gets in the way of your day-to-day life.
- - Stress Fracture
- - Plantar Fasciitis
- - Heel Spurs
- - Sesamoiditis
- - Achilles Tendinitis
- - Ankle Sprains
- - Bunions
Stress fractures usually develop in the feet and lower legs. A stress fracture is a microscopic crack in a bone that occurs from overuse Stress fractures can also develop from normal use of a bone that's weakened by a condition such as osteoporosis.
Stress fractures in your foot are caused by movements that repeatedly strain the affected bone. As a result of the additional pressure, the bone develops a tiny, hairline crack called a stress fracture. If you don't obtain treatment or modify your activities to allow the bone to heal, the crack can become worse over time.
What stress fractures look like:
- - Paining, aching
- - Swelling on the ankle or top of the foot
- - Pain relief when resting
- - Bruising at the site of a stress fracture
In the beginning, you might not notice the pain associated with a stress fracture, but over time it tends to get worse. This tenderness usually starts at one specific spot and disappears when the area is resting. If you are experiencing pain around the painful area, you may get swollen. Contact your doctor if your pain becomes severe or if you feel pain even when resting or at night.
Plantar fasciitis is a ligament that connects your heel to the front of your foot. It occurs when too much pressure is placed on your feet, which damages or tears the ligaments, It involves inflammation of a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of each foot and connects the heel bone to the toes (plantar fascia).
Plantar fasciitis commonly causes stabbing pain that usually occurs with your first steps in the morning. As you get up and move, the pain normally decreases, but it might return after long periods of standing or when you stand up after sitting.
Signs and Symptoms Of Plantar Fasciitis:
- - Stabbing pain in the bottom of the foot
- - Pain with the first few steps of awakening
- - Severe pain after exercise or activity
- - Triggered pain by a long period of standing or sitting