Foot Fracture Treatment Plan

Foot fractures are a painful and common injury treated in our office. Fractures in the foot can include toe fractures, ankle fractures, metatarsal fractures, and sesamoiditis fractures. We often treat fractures of the heel bone, as well.

Fractures can be caused by twists, sprains, or even stepping wrong off a curb or step. Fractures are very common in athletes and runners. They are commonly caused by a quick, sharp movement, such as turning while playing football or tripping while playing basketball.

How Do I Know if My Foot Is Fractured?

Your doctor will diagnose a fracture by examining the foot and assessing the activity that causes the pain. X-rays will help to determine a fracture from a sprain and will indicate howFoot Fracture severe it is. 

Conservative Treatment for a Fracture

Your doctor may advise a conservative treatment plan if your fracture is not too severe. Your doctor will wrap the foot or ankle with compression stockings and use a CAM walker (controlled ankle movement) to keep the foot and ankle still without risk of movement. If your doctor deems it necessary, a hard cast may be needed. Your doctor will check the injury and progress of healing. As time allows, you will be removed from the cast or CAM walker and allowed to apply moderate pressure until the fracture is completely healed. 

Laser Therapy speeds up the healing process for those with a fracture. The laser creates a healing environment that pushes blood and oxygen to the painful or injured area. This can make the fracture heal faster and decrease pain and swelling.

Surgical Treatment

In severe cases, your doctor may recommend surgery to correct the fracture. Call our office to determine your best treatment. When it comes to a fracture, waiting to be treated will only prolong the healing process

When to See a Podiatrist for a Broken Foot

If your condition causes pain and affects your quality of life, it may be time to visit our NYC podiatrist. Take the first step toward happier, healthier feet, and discover what Central Park SOLE can do for you. Complete our contact form or call us at 212-874-0564 to request an appointment with one of our specialists. Appointments are available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.