Foot & Ankle Fractures

Welcome to Michigan Foot & Ankle Specialists, your trusted source for comprehensive care for foot and ankle fractures. Our dedicated team of skilled podiatrists specializes in diagnosing, treating, and rehabilitating foot and ankle fractures, ensuring you receive personalized care to help you recover and regain full mobility. Whether you’re dealing with a stress fracture, a break from an accident, or a complex fracture requiring surgery, we have the expertise to guide you through every step of the healing process.

Understanding Foot and Ankle Fractures

Foot and ankle fractures occur when bones in these areas break or crack due to sudden impact, overuse, or stress. The foot contains 26 bones, while the ankle has three primary bones: the tibia, fibula, and talus. These complex structures provide mobility and support for your entire body, making them susceptible to injury.

Causes of Foot and Ankle Fractures

Foot and ankle fractures can result from various causes, including:

  • Accidents: Automobile accidents or slips and falls can cause significant trauma to the foot and ankle, leading to fractures.
  • Sports Injuries: High-impact sports or activities with sudden movements can result in stress fractures or acute breaks.
  • Repetitive Stress: Activities like running or jumping can cause repetitive stress fractures over time.
  • Falls and Trauma: A fall from a height or a direct impact to the foot or ankle can result in fractures.
Man with ankle sprain elastic bandage for ankle injury and feeling pain

Symptoms of Foot and Ankle Fractures

Fractures in the foot or ankle often have noticeable symptoms, including:

  • Pain and Tenderness: A key indicator of a fracture, with pain localized to the injury site. Pain can be sharp, dull, or throbbing.
  • Swelling and Bruising: Fractures often cause swelling and bruising in the surrounding area, making it difficult to wear shoes or walk comfortably.
  • Difficulty Bearing Weight: If you have a fracture, you might find it challenging to put weight on the affected foot or ankle, leading to a limp or inability to walk.
  • Visible Deformity: Severe fractures can cause visible deformity, misalignment, or protruding bones.

If you notice these symptoms, it’s crucial to seek medical attention immediately to prevent further complications or improper healing.

Diagnostic Approach at Michigan Foot & Ankle Specialists

At Michigan Foot & Ankle Specialists, we use advanced diagnostic techniques to assess foot and ankle fractures accurately. Our comprehensive diagnostic process includes:

  • Medical History Review: We’ll discuss the circumstances surrounding your injury, along with any previous foot or ankle issues, to gain a complete understanding of your condition.
  • Physical Examination: Our podiatrists conduct a thorough examination of the affected area to assess pain, swelling, range of motion, and other signs of injury.
  • Imaging Studies: We use X-rays to identify fractures, providing a clear picture of the bone structure. For more complex fractures, we may use CT scans or MRI to get a detailed view of the affected area.

This thorough diagnostic approach ensures that we accurately identify the type and severity of the fracture, allowing us to create an effective treatment plan.

broken ankle and a leg cast. Leg splint

Treatment Options for Foot and Ankle Fractures

Michigan Foot & Ankle Specialists offers a range of treatment options for foot and ankle fractures, tailored to your specific needs. The treatment approach depends on the type, location, and severity of the fracture. Our options include:

  • Non-Surgical Treatments: For less severe fractures, we recommend immobilization with casts, boots, or splints to keep the bones stable during healing. We also suggest rest and limited weight-bearing activities to allow the bones to heal properly.
  • Surgical Interventions: If the fracture is complex or requires realignment, surgery might be necessary. Our experienced podiatrists are skilled in a variety of surgical techniques, ensuring the best outcomes for our patients. After surgery, a period of immobilization and rehabilitation usually follows to ensure proper healing and recovery.

Rehabilitation and Recovery for Foot and Ankle Fractures

Recovery from foot and ankle fractures involves more than just healing the bones. Our comprehensive rehabilitation program helps you regain strength, flexibility, and mobility. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Physical Therapy: Our licensed physical therapists design personalized exercise plans to help you recover. This might involve medication or other pain management approaches.
  • Pain Management: We offer various pain management options to ensure your comfort during recovery. It could involve medication or other methods for pain relief.
  • Follow-Up Care: Regular follow-up appointments are essential to track your progress and adjust your treatment plan as needed. We are here to support you throughout your recovery journey.

Why Choose Michigan Foot & Ankle Specialists?

Choosing the right podiatric clinic for foot and ankle fracture treatment is crucial for a successful recovery. At Michigan Foot & Ankle Specialists, we offer:

  • Experienced Podiatrists: Our team of podiatrists has extensive experience in treating foot and ankle fractures, ensuring you receive top-notch care.
  • Advanced Diagnostic Technology: We use the latest imaging techniques to accurately diagnose fractures and plan effective treatments.
  • Comprehensive Rehabilitation: Our rehabilitation program is designed to help you fully recover and prevent future injuries.
  • Patient-Centered Care: We prioritize your comfort and well-being, providing personalized care throughout your treatment and recovery.

Contact Michigan Foot & Ankle Specialists for Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment

If you suspect you have a foot or ankle fracture, don’t hesitate to contact Michigan Foot & Ankle Specialists. Our dedicated team is ready to provide expert care to help you recover and return to your normal activities. Call us or schedule an appointment online to begin your recovery journey.



7243 Chase Rd.
Dearborn, MI 48126


(313) 582-6222


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