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What are the symtoms of a broken bone in your foot?

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery
7 doctors agree

In brief: Bone pain & swelling

Broken bones can be painful when touched or deformed by forces such as bearing weight until early healing or appropriate immobilization/splinting is employed.
Not all fractures show up on initial x-rays. Advanced imaging modalities (mri or ct scan) may be indicated to make the diagnosis. Swelling localized to the zone of injury or fracture is a clinical hallmark the is routinely present.

In brief: Bone pain & swelling

Broken bones can be painful when touched or deformed by forces such as bearing weight until early healing or appropriate immobilization/splinting is employed.
Not all fractures show up on initial x-rays. Advanced imaging modalities (mri or ct scan) may be indicated to make the diagnosis. Swelling localized to the zone of injury or fracture is a clinical hallmark the is routinely present.
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Get an x-ray

Pain, swelling, bruising and angulation deformities are signs of a possible fractured toe.
See a professional to have x-rays taken so that you can get the proper care if it is fractured.

In brief: Get an x-ray

Pain, swelling, bruising and angulation deformities are signs of a possible fractured toe.
See a professional to have x-rays taken so that you can get the proper care if it is fractured.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. Tracy Berg
Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Swelling and pain

Broken bones in the feet are pretty common.
Usually a trauma occurs, then pain, sweling, occasionally bruising. Broken feet, (26 bones) often don't get medical attention. After six to eight weeks the symptoms get better. However an x-ray is most helpful, shows the foot fracture, determines care and is a baseline for proper healing. Don't ignore your feet.

In brief: Swelling and pain

Broken bones in the feet are pretty common.
Usually a trauma occurs, then pain, sweling, occasionally bruising. Broken feet, (26 bones) often don't get medical attention. After six to eight weeks the symptoms get better. However an x-ray is most helpful, shows the foot fracture, determines care and is a baseline for proper healing. Don't ignore your feet.
Dr. Tracy Berg
Dr. Tracy Berg
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry

In brief: Depends

In general, there will be a history of inury, and acute onset of pain and swelling.
If you aren't sure, see a specialist to have x-rays taken to confirm.

In brief: Depends

In general, there will be a history of inury, and acute onset of pain and swelling.
If you aren't sure, see a specialist to have x-rays taken to confirm.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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