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Have You Heard of a Lisfranc Injury?

Updated: Nov 30, 2023

Few have heard of a Lisfranc injury, but if it is not detected early on, it can result in severe long-term complications to the foot, such as chronic pain, osteoarthritis and foot deformities.

The Lisfranc joint is where the long bones leading up to the toes connect to the bones in the arch. It helps move your foot forward when you walk or run. Injuries to the Lisfranc joint most often result from high-impact force during car accidents, running or contact sports.

Diagnosis can be difficult because the signs, even during examination and imaging, can be subtle. Symptoms of a Lisfranc injury may include swelling of the foot, pain throughout the midfoot upon standing or during examination, inability to bear weight, bruising on the bottom of the foot in the arch area and an abnormal widening of the foot, possibly signaling dislocation.

The good news is Lisfranc injuries can heal successfully when properly diagnosed and treated in a timely manner. If you have experienced any sort of foot trauma and the above symptoms appear, come to our office as soon as possible for an evaluation.

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