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Recovering From a Broken Foot

The foot has almost one-fourth of all the bones in your body. Foot fractures can be simple, with one bone broken, or complex, with breaks in multiple bones. Recovering from a foot fracture depends on the type and complexity of break and where the break is.  A common regimen for simple fractures is PRICE – protection, rest, ice, compression, and elevation of the foot. More advanced measures (even surgery) may be needed for more severe fractures. In all cases of foot breaks, it is often necessary to minimize weight put on the foot. Crutches or a rigid boot may help mobility and stability while healing takes place. Once a fracture is stable, therapeutic exercises (range-of-motion, stretching, and strengthening) should help get back to normal functioning. It may be months or longer to regain bone strength after a fracture. It is important to see a chiropadist to understand the type of treatment that is best for your circumstances, with the goal of getting back to pre-injury functionality. Follow the doctor’s recommendations in resuming movement.

A foot fracture is a crack or break in a foot bone, often caused by repetitive stress on the foot or a high-impact foot injury. If you’re suffering from foot pain, please consult with one of the chiropodists from Complete Family Footcare & Therapy. Our clinicians can help you maintain the health of your lower limbs and your mobility. 


  • Pain

  • Bruising

  • Tenderness

  • Swelling

  • Difficulty walking

  • Deformity


  • Repetitive overloading of the foot

  • Having a previous fracture

  • Abnormal foot biomechanics

  • Changing training surfaces suddenly 

  • Poor footwear

  • Osteoporosis 

  • High-impact injury 


  • Rest

  • Ice

  • Elevation

  • Pain medication

  • Braces or other orthotics

  • Casts

  • Crutches

  • Surgery in more severe cases 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices located in . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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