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Broken Versus Sprained Feet

Foot injuries can result in broken bones, and it is often necessary to seek medical intervention.  Broken bones can range from small cracks or splinters to complete breaks of a bone. Severe breaks can pierce through the skin and are known as open fractures. A bulging area near an injury can indicate a broken foot, as can pain, bruising, and trouble bearing weight. Sprains are sometimes confused with fractures because symptoms can be similar, but a sprain is when the tissue or ligaments between the bones tear or stretch rather than there being a break in a bone. If you have injured your foot and believe it might be broken, it is suggested that you see a chiropodist as soon as possible for diagnosis and recommended treatment.

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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