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Tuesday, 07 May 2024 00:00

Causes and Symptoms of Lisfranc Fractures

Lisfranc fractures or injuries, although rare, can be incredibly painful and often require prompt diagnosis and treatment. These injuries affect the joints in the middle of the foot, and while Lisfranc fractures can sometimes be mistaken for a sprain, they necessitate specialized care from a podiatrist. Causes include sports-related trauma, and everyday accidents like falling down stairs or having an object land on the foot. Among the symptoms are tenderness, swelling, bruising, and severe pain while standing or walking. Diagnosis typically involves a physical examination and X-rays, with further imaging like CT scans or MRIs sometimes necessary for surgical planning. In some cases, conservative treatment methods like immobilization with a cast or boot may suffice. In more severe cases, surgery may be prescribed, particularly if there are fractures, dislocations, or extensive soft tissue damage. If you are experiencing symptoms of a Lisfranc injury or have recently sustained an injury to your foot, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist for an exam and treatment options.

A broken foot requires immediate medical attention and treatment. If you need your feet checked, contact Franklin Harry, DPM from Best Foot Forward. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Broken Foot Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

A broken foot is caused by one of the bones in the foot typically breaking when bended, crushed, or stretched beyond its natural capabilities. Usually the location of the fracture indicates how the break occurred, whether it was through an object, fall, or any other type of injury. 

Common Symptoms of Broken Feet:

  • Bruising
  • Pain
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Blue in color
  • Numbness
  • Cold
  • Misshapen
  • Cuts
  • Deformities

Those that suspect they have a broken foot shoot seek urgent medical attention where a medical professional could diagnose the severity.

Treatment for broken bones varies depending on the cause, severity and location. Some will require the use of splints, casts or crutches while others could even involve surgery to repair the broken bones. Personal care includes the use of ice and keeping the foot stabilized and elevated.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices located in Festus and St. Louis, MO and Sauget, IL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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