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A Broken Foot May Be a Common Injury Among Children

A broken foot is a common injury that can occur in children. The majority of children spend their day running, jumping, and falling, and in most cases, the bones have adequate flexibility and strength that may help to avoid fracturing a foot. For the rare occasions that a child breaks their foot, it is beneficial to know that the healing time is often accelerated as a result of their age. One of the most common reasons a child may break their foot is from falling. There are noticeable symptoms of this, including severe pain, numbness, and the inability to walk. Once a proper diagnosis is obtained, the correct treatment can begin.This generally involves putting the broken foot in a cast or walking boot, which is typically adequate in providing the necessary stability as the healing process occurs. If your child has broken their foot, please consult with a podiatrist as quickly as possible who can help advise you of proper treatment, so your child can resume normal activities.

A broken foot requires immediate medical attention and treatment. If you need your feet checked, contact Dr. Rosa Roman from Ankle and Foot Center. 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 office located in Bloomfield, NJ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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