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Lisfranc Injuries

Tuesday, 29 November 2022 00:00

The foot is made up of three parts, the forefoot consisting of the toes, the midfoot made up of the small navicular, cuneiform, and cuboid bones, and the hindfoot consisting of the lower ankle and heel. The Lisfranc joint is at the connection of the forefoot and midfoot. An injury to this joint can involve a dislocation, where there is a separation of the normal joint alignment between the forefoot and the midfoot, or a broken bone, usually in the midfoot. This typically happens when the foot is in a downward, pointed position and someone lands on top of it. It can also occur from an auto accident, an awkward step on an uneven surface, or a fall. If you have pain or swelling in the midfoot and it hurts to walk or stand, see a podiatrist for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan ranging from a walking cast to surgery depending on severity.

A broken foot requires immediate medical attention and treatment. If you need your feet checked, contact Dr. Gordon Fosdick from Affiliated Foot Care 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 offices located in Middlefield and Wallingford, CT . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

Read more about Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment for a Broken Foot
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