Midfoot Injuries

Injuries of the midfoot are rare but can be serious if left untreated.  They range from mild sprains to fracture-dislocations.  Signs and symptoms include pain, swelling, and the inability to bear weight on your foot.  These types of injuries are more common from a fall from a high height, a twisting fall, or a sports injury.  Secondary problems such as arthritis and degenerative joint disease are a real risk.  A walking or non-weight bearing cast for 4-6 weeks followed by physical therapy is the recommended treatment plan.  Surgery is also possible for more severe cases.

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