What Does A Fractured Foot Feel Like?

How do you know if you have a stress fracture in your foot?

The symptoms of a stress fracture include the following:

  • Minor pain and/or weakness in the area where the break is located.
  • Pain deep within the foot, ankle, or toe.
  • “Pinpoint pain” (tenderness at the site of the fracture when it is touched).
  • Swelling on top of the foot or in the ankle.

Can you walk on a fractured foot?

Until you see a doctor for a diagnosis and treatment plan, you should not walk on a suspected broken foot, because walking on a broken foot too soon could cause more damage to the foot.

How do you tell if your foot is fractured?

If you have a broken foot, you may experience some of the following signs and symptoms:

  1. Immediate, throbbing pain.
  2. Pain that increases with activity and decreases with rest.
  3. Swelling.
  4. Bruising.
  5. Tenderness.
  6. Deformity.
  7. Difficulty in walking or bearing weight.

How long does a fracture take to heal in the foot?

A broken foot or toe may take 4 to 6 weeks to fully heal. However, in some cases, it could take longer. Recovering individuals should follow the RICE principle along with any specific instructions from their doctor. Follow-up X-rays or other scans to ensure proper healing and alignment may be needed.