Fractures

Like any other bone in the body, any of the 26 bones in each foot can be fractured as a result of a fall, twist or trauma to the area.  Foot fractures can range from a slight crack in the bone to a complete break that goes through the skin, and often cause severe pain that is worse while standing or walking.

Treatment for foot fractures depends on the location and type of injury.  Stress fractures in the toes or metatarsals can often be treated by rest, off loading shoe and avoiding stress on the area, while a more serious fracture of the mid-foot, heel or ankle may require more involved treatment, such as a fracture boot, cast and crutches.