Due to a fracture in the fifth metatarsal in one of his feet, Marvin Jones of the Cincinnati Bengals will miss eight weeks of the new football season. During his scheduled surgery, metal screws will be rooted into his broken foot to ensure proper healing. Jones could be back on the field by October 5th, if all goes according to plan.
After his surgery, Jones will have to keep the weight off of his foot and get routine x-rays. The wide receiver is a key player for the Bengals and his health is vital for the team’s success. Complications could occur if Jones is put back on the roster before he has fully healed which could lead to an even longer absence this season.
Broken feet can get in the way of everyday life and need to be treated immediately. If you think your foot might be broken, see podiatrist Dr. Stephen Kinard of The Foot & Ankle Associates of North Carolina. Dr. Kinard will evaluate the severity of your injury and get you an appropriate form of treatment.
Broken Foot Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
A broken foot is caused by one of the bones in the foot ‘breaking’, or fracturing. Bones typically break when the bone is either bended, crushed, or stretched beyond its natural capabilities. Usually the location of the fracture indicates how the break occurred, whether it was through an object, fall, or any other type of injury.
Common Symptoms of Broken Feet:
- Blue (foot)
Those who are experiencing any of these symptoms, or suspect that they have a broken foot, should seek medical attention in a center where x-rays can be performed. This is especially urgent if any of the symptoms include numbness, blue coloring, cold feet, cuts, misshapen toes or deformities as these indicate more severe cases.
Treatment for broken bones varies depending on the cause, severity and location. Some will require the use of splints, casts or crutches while others could even involve surgery to repair the broken bones. Personal care includes the use of ice and keeping the foot stabilized and elevated. Trying to keep the foot rested is important as the bones need plenty of time to heal and recover.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact one of our offices in Ahoskie, Raleigh, and Rocky Mount, NC. We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technologies to meet all your foot care needs.
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