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Foot Fractures

Eugene Stautberg, MD

General Orthopedic Surgeon & Foot and Ankle Specialist located in Pearland, TX

If you suspect you have foot fractures because of extreme pain, swelling, and bruising, see Eugene Stautberg, MD, at one of his offices in Houston, Sugar Land, Baytown, or Pearland, Texas. He diagnoses and treats fractures to ensure proper healing and get you back on your feet. Call his office to schedule an evaluation or use the online booking feature today.

Foot Fractures Q & A

What are foot fractures?

Each foot contains 26 bones. Foot fractures are breaks or cracks in one or more of these bones. The breaks might be minor or severe, causing visible deformities in some cases. Dr. Stautberg has many years of experience treating foot fractures and uses research-backed methods to optimize your recovery. 

What are the symptoms of foot fractures?

The symptoms of foot fractures include:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Redness
  • Warmth
  • Tenderness
  • Visible deformities
  • Limited foot movement
  • Inability to bear weight on your foot

See Dr. Stautberg at the first sign of a fracture to get the treatment needed to fully restore your foot’s structure and function. 

What causes foot fractures?

Foot fractures can result from direct trauma, sports injuries, or foot posture. You might have foot fractures due to sports injuries, a car accident, fall, or work-related injuries. For example, you might stub your toe, experience a crushing injury, or fracture a foot or ankle bone while playing contact sports. Sometimes the cause of foot fractures isn’t clear.

How does my doctor diagnose foot fractures?

To diagnose and treat foot fractures, Dr. Stautberg examines the affected foot. He reviews your medical history, symptoms, medications, and accident history (if it applies). He may also recommend X-rays, an MRI, CT scan, bone scan, or additional diagnostic tests to confirm fractures or other painful injuries.

How are foot fractures treated?

Dr. Stautberg treats foot fractures using different methods, and he customizes each treatment to match your personalized needs. He might need to stabilize the bone before you wear a cast, boot, or splint. 

Surgery is another treatment for significant fractures. During surgery, Dr. Stautberg realigns the affected bones when necessary and makes necessary repairs to reduce the risk of future problems. 

During the healing process, you might need to use crutches and undergo physical therapy. Avoid weight-bearing physical activity until given the okay. Follow up with Dr. Stautberg to ensure foot fractures heal properly. 

To get treated for foot fractures, call Eugene Stautberg, MD, and speak with a friendly team member, or use the online booking feature today.