Updated: Sep 29, 2019
Cause: Trauma, overuse.
Appearance: Sudden pain in the foot, swelling, bruising, unable to walk.
How to diagnose: X-ray, CT scan.
- If the bone is in good alignment: cast or fracture boot with no weightbearing for 4-6 weeks.
- If bone is misaligned: surgery followed by 4-6 weeks of non-weightbearing.
- Vitamin D and calcium levels should be checked.
Long-term prognosis: If treated in a timely manner and the limb is appropriately rested, full return to activity is achievable as soon as 6-8 weeks depending on bone quality. Supportive shoes and orthotics will help prevent re-fracture.
Who to call: Podiatrist, orthopedic surgeon