Sprains and fractures share similar symptoms, and as a result, patients may put off seeking treatment. But if you have a foot or ankle fracture, lack of treatment leads to slow or improper healing, resulting in long-term pain and deformity. The board-certified podiatrists at Sacramento Foot and Ankle Center offer comprehensive treatment for foot and ankle fractures, from simple toe fractures to complex surgery to restore multiple broken bones. To receive expert care for a foot or ankle fracture, call the office in Carmichael or Sacramento, California, or use the online booking feature.
Your ankle joint includes three bones susceptible to fractures, the ankle bone (talus), and the ends of your two leg bones where they meet the ankle. Injuries to these bones are typically due to:
Many patients also develop stress fractures from frequently repeating the same movements.
Your foot is a complex structure with 26 bones that can sustain fractures in several areas:
Ankle and foot sprains can be every bit as painful as a fracture. For this reason, any injury should be evaluated at Sacramento Foot and Ankle Center to ensure optimal healing and to prevent long-term instability or deformity.
Foot and ankle fracture symptoms include:
Your doctor at Sacramento Foot and Ankle Center recommends treatment based on the location of the fracture and the severity of your injury. The first line of treatment is immobilization to ensure the bones heal properly. The type of immobilization ranges from taping a broken toe to a walking boot or cast.
If your foot is deformed, unstable, or you’ve sustained a complex fracture, you may need surgery to reposition and stabilize the bones and repair damaged tissues.
Physical therapy is also often a course of treatment after either immobilization or surgery to regain strength and function.
When you suffer a foot or ankle injury, call Sacramento Foot and Ankle Center or schedule an appointment online.