Despite a broken right foot, Ryan McDonagh of the New York Rangers has still successfully played through his injury and worked tirelessly through the summer to completely rehabilitate and enter training camp without issue. “It’s good. It feels pretty much normal now,” he shared. “I’m not even really thinking about (the foot) on a daily basis, so it’s nice.” Luckily for McDonagh the bone was healing normally on its own, allowing the athlete to avoid surgery and playing with plates in his foot.
A broken foot requires immediate medical attention and treatment to prevent exacerbation. If you are seeking treatment for a broken foot, visit one of our podiatrists from Northeast Wisconsin Foot & Ankle Associates. Our doctors will assess your injury and provide you with quality treatment.
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:
- Blue (foot)
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 Appleton, WI. We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technologies to meet all your needs.