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Acute Metatarsal Fracture

When an individual breaks or fractures their foot, it is important to note which kind of fracture has developed. For example, one important kind of foot fracture is known as an acute metatarsal fracture. This can occur after a sudden and forceful blow to the feet, from a sports injury, or from kicking a heavy object. Importantly, acute metatarsal fractures are divided up into four different major classifications. There are open fractures, closed fractures, displaced fractures, and not displaced fractures. What makes a fracture open is when the skin is broken over the fractured bone. Also, what makes a fracture displaced is that the bones have slipped out of alignment. If you are suffering from a broken foot, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist today for treatment. 

A broken foot requires immediate medical attention and treatment. If you need your feet checked, contact Afsaneh Latifi, DPM from Lenox Hill Podiatry. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you 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 in color
  • 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 New York, NY . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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