Patient Comments: Broken Foot - Cause

How did you break your foot?

Comment from: ROSE, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 02

In a motor vehicle accident 2 years ago right foot mid-foot down to the toes were crushed, but I had a fracture blister form on my toes 3-5 days later. Doctors drained the blister, it got infected, hasn't healed yet, and I still can't walk.

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Comment from: dsmith, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 26

I broke my foot while surfing, when my right, front foot hit the surfboard with the top of my foot.

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Comment from: brokedown mom, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 31

My husband has a bad habit of leaving his shoes right in front of the door. This time he left them at the back door that steps down into the porch, so I stepped out, landed right into his shoe, and down I went! I had 2 fractures of the big toe and a mid-fracture of the 5th metatarsal. I am still getting used to the crutches, today is day 2. I'm 46 and this is the first time I've ever broken a bone, can't say I'm enjoying this.

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Comment from: Laurie, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 18

I slammed on the breaks of my car and rear ended someone. I hit the brakes so hard with my right foot and then walked on it for about a week. The pain was excruciating. The doctor and the nurse couldn't believe I walked on it. I had broken the bone which is on the right side of the foot and also broken the second toe. I had to have a cast to my knee and they could not put a cast on the toe and had to wear the boot.

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Comment from: sports lover, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 15

I broke my foot running. I am a regular runner but was taking a long run and ran through the woods and over some uneven ground, flexing my foot a bit as I went over roots and rocks. A mile or two later the middle top of my foot started to ache. To play it safe, I walked home. After 24 hours of ice packs it was still swollen and starting to turn red. I did not believe it was broken, but it was more than stress-fractured, it was broken and displaced! No attempt was made to set it. I was just given a boot to wear and told not to lift any weight for 1 month. It is healing well, especially, they said, because it was the middle metatarsal. I was surprised that it barely hurt, it just ached a bit. Without the precautionary x-ray, I would not have ever believed it was broken.

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Comment from: Ole, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: May 30

I had foot surgery to fuse my big toe with the metatarsal to relieve the pain from an arthritic growth. That seemed to be healing fine. About ten days later my foot swelled considerably and the sign turned red. X-rays showed that there was a fracture of the second metatarsal. My doctor tells me to wear an Aircast boot which I wore after the surgery.

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Comment from: hopalong, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 01

I missed 1 or 2 steps, not sure if there were 2, fell down and broke my foot.

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Comment from: Enna noddens, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: March 26

I dropped a large can of pumpkin on the top of my foot. There was no blood but a lot of pain. I hobbled around for a few days until the pain subsided. It still hurts from time to time.

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Comment from: IndianaPatty, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: October 08

I missed a step... Five bumps down the stairs later I had terrible pain in my foot with lovely colors of blues purples. My husband took me to the emergency room and I had an x-ray, which showed the broken bone. They "gave" me a cute little black boot, which helps some. The best therapy is rest, ice, and elevation. I expect to be well by October 1!

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