Injuries to the foot include fractures of the bone, sprains of the ligaments that stabilize the joints and strains of the muscles and tendons that move the foot. Joints can also become inflamed (arthritis). Arthritis can be acute (short-term) or chronic (long-term).
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Most common foot injuries:
– Plantar Fasciitis
– Stress Fracture
– Ankle Sprains
– Achilles Tendinitis
– Turf Toe
– Heel Spurs
Broken Foot Symptoms:
1. Usually (but not always) the pain is so bad, that you are not able to walk.
2. Bruising of the foot with a broken bone is also common.
3. Sprains can also cause bad pain, swelling, and bruising, so it is usually not possible to tell if a foot is broken or sprained just by looking at it.
Most minor-to-moderate injuries will heal within 2 to 4 weeks. More severe injuries, such as injuries that need a cast or splint, will need a longer time to heal, up to 6 to 8 weeks. The most serious injuries will need surgery to reduce the bone and allow the ligaments to heal. The healing process can be 6 to 8 months.
Injury, overuse or conditions causing inflammation involving any of the bones, ligaments or tendons in the foot can cause foot pain. Arthritis is a common cause of foot pain. Injury to the nerves of the feet may result in intense burning pain, numbness or tingling.