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True or False?

Updated: Aug 23, 2023

Summertime fun can bring summertime injuries, including broken toes and fractured feet. And what you’ve heard about these injuries isn’t always true. If you have foot pain after an incident, prompt treatment at our office will help prevent further damage.

True or False? “A doctor can’t fix a broken toe.” Many people believe this and never get proper treatment for a broken toe. But the truth is, if a fractured toe or metatarsal bone is not treated correctly, serious complications may develop. For example:

• The bones may become deformed, limiting the ability to move the foot or finding shoes that fit.

• Severe fractures, or those within a joint, may cause arthritis.

• An untreated fracture can cause chronic pain and long-term dysfunction.

True or False? “If you can walk on your foot, it isn’t broken” This is false! But many people continue to walk after a bone in their foot is fractured, which can cause even more damage. If you have any of these symptoms, you may have a broken bone in your foot.

• Pain when the fracture occurs. The pain often goes away after several hours.

• A toe that looks misshapen.

• Bruising and swelling the next day.

The best thing to remember is if you do injure your foot, don’t ignore it and don’t believe everything people say. Trust a professional and call our office to have it checked out. You’ll be keeping your feet in good shape for all the summers to come.

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