Medical Considerations for Fractures
If you suspect you have fractured a bone, see your doctor. A serious fracture or dislocation of a joint or limb and/or bone protruding from the skin represent an emergency and should be dealt with immediately. If you have recurrent or sharp pain in the feet, ankles or legs, see your doctor in case the pain is being produced by a fracture you’re not aware of.
Always talk to your doctor if you have soreness, pain, redness, swelling or other indications of problems in any area of your feet that persist for more than a few days.
Reviewed by: Robert P. Thompson, C.Ped, IPFH Scientific Advisory Board
Last updated: June 19, 2015