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Osteoporosis and Fractures of the Feet

Osteoporosis isn't just about fragile bones. It can impact balance, leading to falls and injuries beyond just the ankle and foot. Even without a specific foot or ankle injury, you might notice pain and swelling in these areas, signaling potential bone issues. Several factors contribute to the likelihood of developing osteoporosis, some within your control and others not. Age is a significant factor, with the risk rising notably for women over 50 and men over 70. Women are more predisposed to osteoporosis and genetics can further increase the risk. While you can't change your age, gender, or genetics, certain lifestyle factors help to reduce your risk. A balanced diet rich in essential nutrients helps maintain bone strength. Hormonal changes, such as low estrogen levels in women and testosterone in men, can affect bone mass and should be monitored. Excessive alcohol consumption and smoking can weaken bones and overall health. Regular exercise, especially weight-bearing activities, can strengthen bones and improve bone density. Even moderate daily exercise, like taking a walk, can make a significant difference in bone health. By understanding these factors and making informed choices, you can take proactive steps to protect your bone health and minimize the risk of osteoporosis-related complications in your feet. If you are experiencing foot or ankle pain that may be connected to osteoporosis, it is suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist for an exam and treatment options. 

A broken foot requires immediate medical attention and treatment. If you need your feet checked, contact Edward Fryman, DPM, FACFAOM from Seaford Foot Care Center. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Broken Foot Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

A broken foot is caused by one of the bones in the foot typically breaking when bended, crushed, or stretched beyond its natural capabilities. Usually the location of the fracture indicates how the break occurred, whether it was through an object, fall, or any other type of injury. 

Common Symptoms of Broken Feet:

  • Bruising
  • Pain
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Blue in color
  • Numbness
  • Cold
  • Misshapen
  • Cuts
  • Deformities

Those that suspect they have a broken foot shoot seek urgent medical attention where a medical professional could diagnose the severity.

Treatment for broken bones varies depending on the cause, severity and location. Some will require the use of splints, casts or crutches while others could even involve surgery to repair the broken bones. Personal care includes the use of ice and keeping the foot stabilized and elevated.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Seaford, NY . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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