kris-letangDefenseman Kris Letang of the Pittsburg Penguins sustained two broken bones during the Penguins’ series loss to the New York Rangers. In game six he broke a foot, and in game seven he broke a hand.

This follows a long history of injuries, including a slew of concussions and a stroke sustained just five months ago. The stroke failed to keep him off the ice for more than ten weeks but could have inflicted lasting damage.

CBS sports calls Letang, 27, a “veteran talent” but questions whether his eight-year, $58 million contract with the penguins scheduled to start next season will be sustained, or if the Penguins will look for a trade. However, Letang’s dexterity with a puck, tremendous power plays, and impressive scoring record would doubtfully see a lack of demand if offered on the market.

Letang is expected to be out for four weeks in recuperation. A broken foot is a serious injury that requires proper care and time to heal. If you are experiencing lasting discomfort from a broken foot or ankle, see podiatrist Dr. James C. Ricketti, DPM of Hamilton Square. Dr. Ricketti will tend to all of your podiatric needs with the care you deserve.

Broken Foot Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

A broken foot is caused by one of the bones in the foot ‘breaking’, or fracturing. Bones typically break when the bone is 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 (foot)
  • Numbness
  • Cold
  • Misshapen
  • Cuts
  • Deformities

Those who are experiencing any of these symptoms, or suspect that they have a broken foot, should seek medical attention in a center where x-rays can be performed. This is especially urgent if any of the symptoms include numbness, blue coloring, cold feet, cuts, misshapen toes or deformities as these indicate more severe cases.

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For more information contact our office, located in Hamilton Square, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.

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