Foot & Ankle Fractures
The human foot has 26 bones! That makes broken bones, also called fractures, in the foot very common. If you are experiencing intense pain, swelling or bruising following an incident, it is important to seek medical attention. Do not attempt to drive with a broken foot. Call 911 or go immediately to the nearest emergency department if the following conditions develop with a suspected broken foot:
- the foot is cold, blue, or numb
- the foot is misshapen, deformed, or pointing in the wrong direction
- there is a large cut or wound near a broken bone
- you have severe pain
- you feel you need immediate treatment for any other reason.
If you believe your foot is broken but are not experiencing any of the above conditions requiring emergency care, schedule an appointment with a physician at the Cleveland Foot & Ankle Clinic for treatment.