Kindergartener Thaddeus Delaney sustained several broken bones after a Denver Public Schools bus ran over his legs. The five-year-old was reportedly pushed under the bus by a third-grader as it was pulling up to the curb. “I was going to give my sister a hug and he pushed me and the bus driver was driving along and I fell and it hit me,” said Delaney. Three bones in his feet were broken. He was later taken to the hospital by ambulance. “He’s been mean to me all my life,” Thaddeus said of the bully while sitting in a wheelchair with an orange cast on his leg. “There’s gotta be a point where it’s gotta stop, it’s got to,” his mother added.
Special attention and treatment is needed to care for a broken foot. If you are looking for assistance in treating a broken foot, visit Associated Foot and Ankle Care of Boca Raton and Margate. Our podiatrists will provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment and will answer any of your related questions.
Broken Foot Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
A broken foot is caused by one of the bones in the foot ‘breaking’, or fracturing. Bones typically break when the bone is bent, crushed, or stretched beyond its natural capabilities. Usually the location of the fracture indicates how the break occurred, whether it was through an object, fall, or any other type of injury.
Common Symptoms of Broken Feet:
- Blue (foot)
Those who are experiencing any of these symptoms, or suspect that they have a broken foot, should seek medical attention in a center where x-rays can be performed. This is especially urgent if any of the symptoms include numbness, blue coloring, cold feet, cuts, misshapen toes or deformities as these indicate more severe cases.
Treatment for broken bones varies depending on the cause, severity and location. Some will require the use of splints, casts or crutches while others could even involve surgery to repair the broken bones. Personal care includes the use of ice and keeping the foot stabilized and elevated.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Boca Raton and Margate, FL. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.
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