Fractures - Suffolk Foot and Ankle

Fractures

N early one-fourth of all the bones in your body are in your feet. A broken (fractured) bone in your foot or in one of your toes is often painful, but rarely disabling. Most of the time, these injuries heal without operative treatment.

There are two types of foot fractures: stress fractures and general bone fractures. Stress fractures usually occur in the bones of the forefoot extending from the toes to the middle of the foot. They can happen with sudden increases in exercise (such as running or walking for longer distances or times), improper training techniques, or a change in surfaces.

Most other types of fractures extend through the bone and are called bone fractures. Bone fractures usually result from trauma, such as dropping a heavy object on your foot, or from a twisting injury.

Because of the complex structures in the foot, more specific types of fractures that can occur. For example, the fifth metatarsal, known as the little or pinky toe, is susceptible to a variety of different fractures.

Common symptoms for any type of foot fracture includes pain, swelling, and sometimes bruising. Call (631) 604-4948 if you suspect a foot fracture and let our doctors provide a customized care plan to fit your needs!

If you have any questions please feel free to call us at (631) 604-4948. Suffolk Foot and Ankle offers the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs. Visit us at one of our offices located in Commack, East Patchogue, Riverhead, and Medford, NY.