When Symptoms are tied with a foot fracture?
Limping and pain are the two most common signs of a foot fracture. A fracture can also present with:
A deformity typically occurs when a bone has been shifted out of alignment or there is a joint dislocation. When the person has nerve damage or is diabetic, they may not experience pain. When this is the case, the podiatrist will search for the other indications of a fracture.
- You experience severe swelling or pain
- There is a severe deformity or an open wound
- Cannot put any weight on the foot or ankle
- Observe infection indications such as warmth at site, fever over 100° F, and tenderness
Schedule a visit with the podiatrist if swelling doesn’t get better after 2 to 5 days and if you experience persistent discomfort which doesn’t get better after a few weeks.
when should i come into the office?
If you cannot walk without limping, the pain is intense, if the foot feels very hot or cold, if the fracture is accompanied by an open wound, or if there is tingling or numbness in the toes, come into the office right away.