Foot Fracture Specialist

Grand Central Footcare -  - Podiatric Medicine and Surgery

Grand Central Footcare

Podiatric Medicine and Surgery located in Midtown East and Murray Hill, New York, NY

Expert podiatrists Les J. Glubo, DPM, FACFAS, and Dawn Olsen Figlo, DPM, treat the full spectrum of foot and ankle fractures, or broken bones, in patients of all ages. They offer the latest technology, including MLS® laser therapy, at Grand Central Foot Care in Midtown East and Murray Hill in New York City. If you or a loved one suffered a foot or ankle injury, don’t hesitate to call or book an appointment online for prompt treatment.

Foot Fracture Q & A

What is a foot or ankle fracture?

A fracture is a broken bone. It’s a common misconception that broken bones are worse than fractures. In reality, they’re the same thing.

Many situations, from a car accident to a simple trip and fall can lead to a foot or ankle fracture. The severity of your injury depends on the type of fracture you have and how many bones are broken.

What are different types of fractures?

Bones can break in many ways. The team at Grand Central Foot Care treat all types of foot and ankle fractures, such as:

  • Displaced fractures, where the bones are out of alignment
  • Non-displaced fractures, which maintain proper alignment
  • Hairline fractures that are hardly noticeable on X-rays
  • Open (compound) fractures that break through the skin

Open fractures are particularly prone to infection and therefore require surgical management immediately. 

How do I know if my foot is broken?

If you have an open fracture, you should be able to see the bone poking through the skin and need to seek medical help right away. Other types of fractures may cause the following signs and symptoms:

  • Throbbing pain
  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Visible deformity

Any time you have foot pain that causes difficulty bearing weight on the affected foot, you should schedule an appointment at Grand Central Foot Care as soon as possible. 

How do you diagnose and treat a foot or ankle fracture?

First, your podiatrist carefully evaluates your injured foot and reviews your symptoms and medical history. They may take diagnostic imaging tests, such as an in-office X-ray or ultrasound, to confirm you have a fracture.

Then, they develop a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. Depending on the severity of your condition, fracture treatment may include:

  • Immobilizing your foot or ankle with a cast or splint
  • In-office MLS laser therapy for foot pain
  • Physical therapy at a nearby location

Grand Central Foot Care also has a variety of orthotic devices to assist with your recovery, such as a controlled ankle motion walker. 

If your fracture is severe, such as an open fracture or displaced fracture that’s difficult to set, your provider may recommend foot or ankle surgery. 

The team at Grand Central Foot Care makes every attempt to see you the same day you call about a foot or ankle injury. If you or a loved one may have a broken foot, call the office right away.