While professional athletes and practitioners of dance may be more susceptible to experiencing a foot or ankle fracture, just engaging in a regular exercise program or vigorous work puts considerable stress on the feet. You can help avoid foot and ankle injuries and fractures by wearing properly fitted shoes with custom orthotic devices.
The type of break you have will depend upon the size and direction of force applied during the incident.
The 5 types of bone fractures that can affect your feet and ankles include the following:
If you have suffered a fracture to your foot or ankle see your trusted foot doctor for the proper diagnosis and treatment. At Atlantic Foot and Ankle Specialists, Dr. Melissa Robitaille and Dr. Todd Newsom treat virtually all types of foot and ankle disorders including bunions, hammertoes, ingrown toenails, and heel pain. Equipped with leading-edge technologies such as Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) and laser surgery for toenail fungus, we provide specialized, compassionate service for patients in the Pooler, Georgia area of Chatham County. For any pain or discomfort you are experiencing with your feet and ankles, contact us today at (912) 988-3323.