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A fracture is a crack in the bone of your foot or ankle. While simple fractures can be treated without surgery, a severe fracture or break may require surgical intervention. Either way, it is critical to have an evaluation. Depending on your unique situation, Dr. O'Neill will diagnose your foot fracture in Pomona, CA, and the La Verne and Claremont, CA, areas and recommend a personalized treatment plan for you.
What Is a Fracture?
A metatarsal fracture is a break or crack that occurs in the long bones in the middle of the foot due to trauma. If the broken bones are not aligned properly after your injury, they will not heal correctly and you can experience more foot problems down the road. While surgery is a last resort for some, not all metatarsal fractures require surgery and can be successfully healed with conventional options.
Causes of Fractures
Dropping a heavy object on the foot is a common way to break or fracture the bones in the foot, as is intense or contact sports, poor form during exercise, falling down or other trauma to the foot. If you’ve suffered an injury to your foot and experience pain, swelling, redness, and bruising, you may have broken a bone in your foot and should contact our office for an evaluation immediately.
Treatments for Fractures
Many fractures can be treated with a cast and R.I.C.E. (rest, ice, compression, and elevation). Stay off the foot – a walking boot or crutches can relieve pressure, while icing and compression wraps can reduce swelling. Be sure to raise your foot above your heart, especially during the night, to speed up your recovery. Dr. O'Neill may also employ a cast or walking boot for you.
Surgery is used to realign the broken bones before placing a screw to hold the bones together to allow them to heal properly. This usually takes six to eight weeks and is only used in severe cases. Dr. O'Neill will help determine which treatment option is best for you at your initial consultation.
Contact us for Treatment for Your Foot Fracture in Pomona, CA & the La Verne & Claremont, CA, Areas
To experience our 5-star-rated podiatric care, schedule your New Patient Consultation today by calling (909) 622-4501. You may also use our convenient online form. Your appointment includes the following:
- Discuss Your Goals
- X-Rays As Needed
- Complete Exam
- Discover Your Options
- Get started!
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