Foot fractures happen commonly and can happen from over-stressing the foot or from a traumatic event. It’s important to have these treated quickly by an orthopaedic foot and ankle specialist. Call to make an appointment with Dr. Chad Ferguson at Knoxville Orthopaedic Clinic – (865) 558-4400.
Foot Fracture Symptoms
The foot consists of 28 bones, which can be injured by either a twisting episode, a direct blow to the foot, or stress injuries from overuse. Many of these injuries are treated non surgically, but require treatment by a specialist to ensure accurate healing. The most common symptoms of a fracture are:L
Difficulty walking after a repetitive exercise may indicate a stress fracture of the foot.
Treatment for Fractures of the Foot
Treatment options may vary significantly. However, displaced fractures commonly require surgery to restore normal function. Thorough evaluation with history, physical examination, and Xray or MRI may be required for accurate and precise treatment of your fracture. If you are experiencing symptoms and are concerned you have a foot fracture, call to make an appointment with Dr. Chad Ferguson at Knoxville orthopaedic clinic – (865) 558-4400.