If your bone is displaced, you may also see an obvious deformity in your foot.
If you suspect you have a fracture, you can begin care at home following the RICE protocol: rest, ice, compression bandage, and elevation.
Fractures require immobilization to give the bones time to heal, but the type of immobilization depends on your fracture. It can range from taping your toes to a walking boot or cast.
Any type of fracture may need surgical repair if it’s severe. Surgery is essential, however, when you have a compound fracture with the bone protruding through your skin or you fracture multiple bones.
Our surgeons have extensive experience performing surgery to reposition bones, repair soft tissues, and to stabilize the bone with plates, pins, and screws when necessary.
If you have symptoms of a foot or ankle fracture, call ACE Foot and Ankle Medical clinic for a quick consultation.