broken footBen Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers was carted off the field during their game against the Oakland Raiders last month when he felt like his left foot was broken. “I kind of just sat there for a second and I went to get up, got help to get up and I went to take a step and it felt like the middle of my foot was just broke half,” Roethlisberger said. “And that’s when Doc thought that it could be--he was convinced it was the Lisfranc.” Fortunately for Roethlisberger, the injury was revealed to not be a fracture but a mid-foot sprain.  

A broken foot requires immediate medical attention and treatment to prevent exacerbation. If you are seeking treatment for a broken foot, visit Dr. James Ricketti of New Jersey. Dr. Ricketti will assess your injury and provide you with quality treatment.

Broken Foot Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

A broken foot is caused by one of the bones in the foot typically breaking when 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 that suspect they have a broken foot shoot seek urgent medical attention where a medical professional could diagnose the severity.

Treatment for broken bones varies depending on the cause, severity and location. Some will require the use of splints, casts or crutches while others could even involve surgery to repair the broken bones. Personal care includes the use of ice and keeping the foot stabilized and elevated.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office, located in Hamilton, NJ. We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technology to meet your needs.

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