There are 26 bones in the foot. These bones support our weight and allow us to walk and run. Certain activities or injuries can cause a fracture, or break, in one or more of these bones. Pain, swelling, redness and even bruising are signs of a possible fracture. Fractures of the foot can be diagnosed by x-rays or other studies. A foot and ankle surgeon can determine the best treatment course. Rest, icing and immobilization are often the treatments; however, surgery is sometimes necessary to repair the fracture.

Additional information:

Information provided by The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

“Foot Fracture.” Foot Health Facts, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, 2018, https://www.foothealthfacts.org/conditions/foot-fracture.