Australian footballer Dane Swan may not be able to play anymore due to breaking three bones in his foot, one of which was a Lisfranc fracture. The damage to Swan’s foot was confirmed through scans to be severe, potentially indicating that his 258-match career may be over. According to Magpies coach Nathan Buckley, “the earliest Swan could return was late in the season,” if he makes a full recovery.
A broken foot requires immediate medical attention and treatment to prevent exacerbation. If you are seeking treatment for a broken foot, see one of our podiatrists from Foot Health Podiatry. Our doctors will attend to your foot and ankle needs.
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:
- Blue (foot)
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 New York, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.