Foot Fracture Specialist

Michael J Frazier, DPM -  - Podiatrist

The Frazier Foot and Ankle Center

Michael J Frazier, DPM

Podiatrist located in Cypress, TX

Having a broken foot can affect your quality of life, especially if you don’t get proper treatment. Because board-certified podiatrist Michael Frazier, DPM, PA, at The Frazier Foot & Ankle Center provides comprehensive foot fracture care — and even minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery — you can expect to recover and get back to your regular activities as quickly as possible. Book your foot fracture evaluation at this Cypress, Texas, clinic as soon as your injury occurs. You can request an appointment online or call the office to book.

Foot Fracture Q & A

What causes a foot fracture?

One of the most common types of foot fractures is a stress fracture. This hairline fracture develops gradually over time due to repetition or overuse, such as from daily running. But you can also have minor to severe fractures in any of the 26 bones in each of your feet because of:

  • Sudden increase in physical activity
  • Exercising or running on an uneven surface
  • Trips, falls, or missing a step on a flight of stairs

You’re also more likely to suffer from foot fractures — or bone fractures in general — if you have a condition that affects your bone strength and density, such as osteoporosis.

What are the symptoms of a foot fracture?

As you would suspect, pain is the most common symptom of a foot fracture. You might experience sharp or throbbing pain directly in the injured area, or severe discomfort while bearing weight on the affected foot. Having a foot fracture can also lead to:

  • Swelling or inflammation
  • Bruising or severe tenderness
  • Foot or ankle instability

You could even notice that the discomfort you experience gets better when you rest your foot, then starts to flare up and intensify during normal activities. Since a foot fracture can lead to lingering pain and long-term instability issues, it’s important to see Dr. Frazier at The Frazier Foot & Ankle Center when you feel the pain come on.

How are foot fractures treated?

Dr. Frazier is likely going to gather X-ray images right in the office to determine if you have a foot fracture before designing your treatment plan. Depending on the severity of your foot fracture and whether Dr. Frazier needs to realign or reset your bones, your treatment plan can include:

  • Bracing, casting, or splinting
  • Protective footwear or custom orthotics
  • Anti-inflammatory medications or painkillers
  • Weight-bearing exercises and physical therapy after your injury heals

For complex or complete breaks, Dr. Frazier may need to surgically repair your bones. He can use minimally invasive techniques to place pins, screws, or plates in your foot to help your bones properly heal.

Schedule your foot fracture evaluation at The Frazier Foot & Ankle Center today. Click on the online scheduler to book, or call the clinic directly.