Foot Fracture: A fracture is a break, or 'crack' in one or more of the bones of the foot. Foot fractures are often caused from trauma (ankle sprain) or with too much "stress" as with (running) overuse injuries.
Symptoms of a foot fracture include pain, swelling and redness of the foot, often accompanied by bruising or discoloration of the skin. Treatment includes rest, ice, immobilization (R.I.C.E.S Rest, Ice, Elevate and Support) and or even surgery depending on the severity of the fracture.
If you suspect you have a foot fracture then it's best to have your foot evaluated by a podiatrist. Proper treatment for foot fractures are important for the short term healing of your injury and help prevent long term foot and ankle problems.
Always seek immediate treatment for foot and ankle injuries!