Foot Fracture Types, Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment
What Are Foot Fractures?
Types of Fracture
The most common types of bone fracture include:
Foot Fracture Symptoms
Foot Fracture Diagnosis
How Do You Treat a Foot Fracture?
How Do You Prevent Foot Fractures?
To prevent a foot fracture, you need to know the possible causes and any high-risk scenarios you might encounter. The most common fractures include falling (especially if catching your foot on something caused the fall), physical impacts, and overuse. Dropping something on your feet or consistent use always increases your odds of a fracture.
You are also at a greater risk of foot fractures if you participate in high-impact sports, work in construction or similar manual labor industry, or suddenly increase your physical activity.
With this in mind, be sure to wear the proper shoes for whatever activity you are performing, whether it is exercise or work. Replace your athletic and work shoes as needed, especially if you notice they are wearing unevenly. When exercising or participating in sports, be sure to use all equipment properly and as intended.