Symptoms of Fractures
Symptoms of a fracture may include the following:
- Pain in the area of the fracture, especially in response to pressure - in the feet the most common areas are the forefoot / toes, the heel and the ankles.
- Swelling that may or may not be accompanied by bruising or discoloration due to injury to the blood vessels in the area of the fracture.
- Inability to walk or to move the broken appendage.
- Instability, especially if the fracture is near a joint (fractures near a joint may also cause the joint to become dislocated).