What Are Foot Fractures?
The foot consists of 26 bones and 33 joints. These bones are hard at work every day supporting our full body weight through our various activities and occasionally can sustain fractures (cracks or breaks in the bone). Symptoms of this include pain, bruising, swelling, and inability to bear weight in the affected foot. Your podiatrist will examine your foot and likely take X rays to diagnose a fracture, then proceed with a treatment plan that may include icing, rest, immobilization or the possibility of surgery to repair a fracture that may not heal otherwise.