Did You Know a Bone 🦴 Could Break in Your Foot 👣 Without an Injury👩🏽🦽?
It definitely seems strange, but it’s true.
The bones most prone to this are called the Metatarsals. We have 5 of these bones in each foot.
The central 3 metatarsal bones are where this occurs most.
The sudden onset of pain, with or without swelling on the top of your foot, could be a broken bone.
If you have pain in this area, especially if there’s swelling, it is in your best interest to avoid , jumping, and yoga .
This type of broken bone won’t heal without some form of removable boot .
The reason to have your foot x-rayed and treated quickly is to prevent the bone from displacing.
Displacing means the bone isn’t in the best alignment to heal quickly.
We’ve seen a number of these broken bones take 6 months to heal because the patients waited too long to be treated .
Surgery was needed in a few instances. Who wants that
The moral to the story is you can break a bone in your foot without an injury🦽.
To avoid a potentially long healing process, have us diagnose and treat the condition quickly.
We want to keep you active.
To Pain-Free Feet .
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The information provided in this article is not meant to be medical advice and is for educational purposes only. If you would like to learn more about this and other podiatry topics, feel free to contact Flagstaff Foot Doctors by clicking here or by calling 928-774-4825.