Rogers Foot & Ankle Institute

Broken Foot

Broken Foot

Broken Foot services offered in American Fork and Saratoga Springs, UT

When you break your foot, you need to see the expert podiatrists and surgeons at Rogers Foot & Ankle Institute in American Fork and Saratoga Springs, Utah, as quickly as possible. They can provide a proper diagnosis and determine the right treatment for you. If you suspect you have a broken foot, call the friendly staff right away. You can also book an appointment online for less urgent matters.

I think I have a broken foot. What should I do?

Self-diagnosing a broken foot is not recommended, as it requires a professional evaluation. However, you should pay attention to the symptoms of having a broken foot, which may include:

  • Severe pain
  • Tenderness
  • Swelling in the affected area 
  • Bruising
  • Deformity
  • Popping sound at the time of injury
  • Limited range of motion
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Inability to walk or apply weight on your foot

If you have any of these symptoms, contact the Rogers Foot & Ankle Institute team right away. They can assess your condition through physical examination, medical history review, and diagnostic imaging tests, such as X-rays or MRIs.

The providers also provide appropriate treatment and personalized care to help you recover from your broken foot and regain mobility.

What causes a broken foot?

The most common causes of a broken foot are trauma, such as a fall, a sports-related injury, or a direct blow to the foot. The bones in your foot can break or fracture due to the force applied, resulting in pain, swelling, and difficulty walking.

Can I put pressure on my broken foot?

If you suspect you have a broken foot, avoid putting pressure on it. Try to elevate your foot and apply ice to reduce swelling if you can. 

To protect your injured foot from worsening and to prevent further complications, refrain from walking or putting weight on it.

How is a broken foot treated?

Treatment for a broken foot depends on the severity and location of your fracture. In some cases, a nonsurgical approach may be possible, with options like:

  • Resting your foot
  • Applying ice
  • Keeping your foot elevated
  • Using a cast, splint, or walking boot to promote healing

Crutches or a wheelchair may be provided to help you move around without putting weight on your injured foot.

If your broken foot requires surgery, Rogers Foot & Ankle Institute has skilled foot and ankle surgeons who can perform the necessary procedure. Surgery may involve realigning your bones, using screws, plates, or wires to hold them in place. 

Following surgery, rest, elevation, and physical therapy is recommended to aid in the healing process and to help you regain strength and mobility in your foot.

To learn more about how to care for a broken foot, call the friendly staff or make an appointment online today.