Looking for a doctor to help with your fractures foot condition in or around San Francisco, the Bay Area, or Sacramento? Novato Foot and Ankle Center can diagnose and treat your fractures condition.
A fracture is a break in the bone that requires evaluation and treatment by a foot and ankle specialist. Traumatic fractures often occur from direct impact from a fall or injury. The bone can be broken but remain in good alignment (non-displaced) or may shift out of place (displaced). Treatment of the fracture depends on the specific injury and extend of the damage. Likely there will be associated bruising and swelling of the foot or ankle due to the injury.
A stress fracture is a small hairline break within the bone that occurs due to repetitive stress. For instance, changing or increasing activity can result in stress fractures due to repetitive pressure, especially without adequate support in shoe gear. Improper shoe gear, certain types of foot structure, or osteoporosis can all contribute to stress fractures.
Treatment for fractures varies from resting and wearing a stiff soled shoe to surgical correction. After full evaluation and imaging if necessary, your foot and ankle surgeon can determine the appropriate steps for treatment based on the extent and nature of the injury.