broken footWide Receiver Sammy Watkins of the Buffalo Bills has returned to the field after having offseason foot surgery. Watkins has been gradually playing and training as he recovered from surgery during the spring for his broken foot. X-rays taken in late July revealed that Watkins’s foot has healed. “With this injury it’s more mental than physical,” Watkins said. “There’s going to be good days and bad days, but I feel great.”.

A broken foot requires immediate medical attention and treatment. If you need your feet checked, contact Dr. James Ricketti of New Jersey. Dr. Ricketti can provide the care you need to keep your pain free and on your feet.

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 newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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