How To Help Your Foot Fracture Heal Well

Whether the onset of spring has you out gardening, running, shopping, or playing soccer, the increased activity puts you at risk for a foot fracture. A broken bone can be caused by anything from overuse as you get back to spring sports, to a fall while dancing, to a crushing injury at work. So many ways to break one, but all bones—even those cut during surgery—follow the same pattern as they heal.

It begins with bleeding and inflammation where your bone breaks. This provides nutrients for repair and the clotting actually provides the first basic “structure” for your bone tissue to repair itself. This is replaced by fiber tissue and cartilage called “soft callus,” which gradually strengthens until it forms “hard callus.” Your bones continue to heal for weeks, until they regain their compact, hard form and you can start putting weight on them—which also helps in their rebuilding.

What can you do to help this process along?

Our doctors have treated countless broken bones—some quick healing and many needing our surgical expertise—and we know that the part you play is crucial. We can help you get on the right track for faster healing of your foot fracture, so you can enjoy your favorite activities again. Contact our west Denver area offices by calling (303) 423-2520 or scheduling an appointment through our website.

Author
Rocky Mountain Foot & Ankle Center

You Might Also Enjoy...

What to do About Recurrent Ingrown Toenails

Is your toe inflamed and tender again? Ingrown nails are an all-too-common foot complaint, but unfortunately, some people tend to suffer from them more often than others. Continue reading to learn what you can do about recurrent ingrown toenails.

All About Achilles Tendinitis

You probably don’t often think about your Achilles tendon — that is, until it’s hurt. Achilles tendinitis is a painful condition that can cause a lot of pain. Keep reading to learn more about Achilles tendinitis and what treatments are available.

Sesamoiditis: Will Orthotics Help?

Are you having pain that’s focused right under your big toe? It could be due to a condition known as sesamoiditis. If the pain is affecting your mobility, you need treatment fast. Take a few moments to learn if orthotics can help your sesamoid pain.

4 Signs of an Ankle Stress Fracture

Are you experiencing pain in your ankle, and wonder if you may have a stress fracture? A stress fracture can only be diagnosed by using an imaging scan such as an X-ray, but there are a few warning signs to look for when you suspect a fracture.

Why Are Flat Feet Problematic?

Flat feet are more than just a cosmetic issue; they can also significantly impact your health. Learn more about why flat feet are problematic and how you can get help.

Why Do I Have Bunions?

You’re long past the stage of blaming your parents for the disappointments of life. But if you’re troubled by bunions, your parents — or grandparents — may be at fault. You’re not wearing the wrong shoes; you inherited the wrong feet.