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Dealing With Lisfranc Injuries

Lisfranc injuries, though rare, can have debilitating consequences if not properly managed. These acute and traumatic injuries affect the tarsometatarsal joints in the midfoot, ranging from mild sprains to severe dislocation fractures. These joints help to transfer force between the rearfoot and forefoot during walking. Recognizing Lisfranc injuries involves noting diffuse pain, swelling, and inability to bear weight around the midfoot. The pain peaks when the midfoot becomes a rigid lever for weight transfer. Dismissing these injuries as mere bruising can lead to complications like post-traumatic arthritis and chronic pain. Staying off the foot, stability, and strengthening can lead to recovery. Exercises and orthotics can also help. Treatment may include wearing a special boot and controlled weight bearing. Lisfranc injuries are complex but manageable. To regain proper mobility and prevent long-term complications from Lisfranc injuries in the foot, it is suggested that you visit a podiatrist for a diagnosis and treatment plan.

A broken foot requires immediate medical attention and treatment. If you need your feet checked, contact our podiatrists from Superior Foot & Ankle Center. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Broken Foot Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

A broken foot is caused by one of the bones in the foot typically breaking when bended, crushed, or stretched beyond its natural capabilities. Usually the location of the fracture indicates how the break occurred, whether it was through an object, fall, or any other type of injury. 

Common Symptoms of Broken Feet:

  • Bruising
  • Pain
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Blue in color
  • Numbness
  • Cold
  • Misshapen
  • Cuts
  • Deformities

Those that suspect they have a broken foot shoot seek urgent medical attention where a medical professional could diagnose the severity.

Treatment for broken bones varies depending on the cause, severity and location. Some will require the use of splints, casts or crutches while others could even involve surgery to repair the broken bones. Personal care includes the use of ice and keeping the foot stabilized and elevated.

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

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