By gary @foothealthpodiatry.com
October 09, 2014
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Five-year-old Thaddeus Delaney was reportedly pushed beneath a Denver Public Schools bus one morning as it pulled up to the curb to pick up students. A third-year-old is responsible for the incident. “I was going to give my sister a hug and he pushed me and the bus driver was driving along and I fell and it hit me,” said Delaney. The incident left Delaney with three broken bones in one of his feet after the bus ran over his legs. He was later taken by ambulance to the hospital. “He’s been mean to me all my life,” Thaddeus said of the bully while sitting in a wheelchair with an orange cast on his leg. “There’s gotta be a point where it’s gotta stop, it’s got to,” his mother added.

Injuries caused by trauma, such as a broken foot, should be seen immediately by a medical professional. If you are concerned that you have broken your foot, see Dr. Sorelis Jiménez, DPM of Foot Health Podiatryfor consultation and treatment.

Identifying and Dealing with a Broken Foot

When bones in the foot are bent, stretched, or crushed in an unnatural way, they can sometimes break or fracture. Doctors can often determine how the break occurred based on its severity and location.

There are many common symptoms of a broken foot to look out for. Those who experience significant trauma to the feet should check for:

  • Bruising
  • Pain
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Blue (foot)
  • Numbness
  • Cold
  • Misshapen
  • Cuts
  • Deformities

If one or more of these symptoms persist, one should have x-rays taken by a medical professional. Cold or numb feet, blueness of the skin, cuts, and deformities can be indications of a foot that is very badly broken. It’s advised to see a doctor right away if these conditions are observed.

Care for a broken foot depends on the type and severity of the injury. Often times aids likes crutches, casts, and splints will be administered. Surgery is also a possibility, although this is reserved for very bad cases. One can also apply ice and keep the foot elevated to reduce swelling. Rest is important during the recovery stage so that the break doesn’t become any more aggravated.

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 and ankle needs.

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