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Breaking news: Foot and ankle fractures can lead to major pain, distress, and disruption in your life. Foot bones are tough, but they’re far from impervious to sudden impacts, severe twisting, auto accidents, or even just plain wear and tear.

If you break a bone in your foot or ankle, the last thing you want to do is keep walking on it. Get off your feet, get to the emergency room if you have to, and book an appointment with the Foot & Ankle Specialists of Nevada as soon as possible. We also take same day appointments.

Types of Fractures

Physicians classify fractures in many different ways—by location, bones effected, severity, etc. Generally speaking, there are three broad categories:

Signs That You May Have Broken a Bone

It’s not always immediately obvious that you’ve broken a bone. Often, stress fractures and stable closed fractures are shrugged off and misattributed to sprains. However, if you note any of the following symptoms, you should consider that a fracture is at least possible:

What to Do If You Suspect a Fracture

If you believe that a bone in your foot or ankle may be broken, it is important to avoid putting any weight on the foot and begin RICE treatment (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation):

Next, you should contact our office and schedule an appointment as soon as possible. Fractures that are not treated properly can lead to post-traumatic arthritis, chronic pain and weakness, and other long-term complications and consequences.

Treating Foot and Ankle Fractures

Professional treatment from a physician will vary considerably based on the location and type of the break, as well as the extent of the damage to both bone and surrounding tissue. Your activity level, health, and long-term goals may also be a factor in determining the best treatment protocols.

The board-certified physicians of the Foot & Ankle Specialists of Nevada have extensive training in both conservative and surgical treatment of foot and ankle fractures, including advanced techniques in reconstructive surgery. Although we always try to correct your issue non-invasively, we are equipped and trained to provide the best and most current treatment options, whatever your needs may be.

To schedule your appointment with our team in either Las Vegas or Henderson, NV, please call (702) 213-9093 today.

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