Foot Injury

Foot Injury

A fractured foot occurs when a bone is damaged, often resulting from a slip, fall, or vehicular accident. The severity of a broken foot can vary, ranging from small cracks to fractures that penetrate the skin. Treatment for a fractured foot depends on the specific location and extent of the fracture, with surgery sometimes necessary to stabilize severely broken bones using plates, rods, or screws.


  • Immediate throbbing pain
  • Pain worsens with movement and improves with rest
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Tenderness
  • Deformity
  • Difficulty walking or bearing weight

When to See a Doctor:

  • Clear deformity
  • Pain and swelling don't improve with self-care
  • Pain and swelling worsen over time
  • Difficulty walking

Risk Factors for Foot Fractures:

  • Participation in impact-intensive sports
  • Use of faulty equipment or incorrect technique
  • Sudden increase in activity level
  • Certain professions involving physical labor
  • Cluttered or poorly lit environments at home
  • Conditions like osteoporosis, which decrease bone density


  • Arthritis
  • Bone infection (osteomyelitis)
  • Blood vessel or nerve injury


  • Wear appropriate footwear for different activities
  • Gradually increase activity levels
  • Cross-train to prevent stress fractures
  • Consume calcium-rich foods and vitamin D supplements for bone health
  • Use nightlights to prevent falls in the dark

Following these simple sports and safety guidelines can help prevent foot fractures and maintain foot health. Consider using DrLuigi medical shoes for added support and protection at home or work.

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