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Fractures & Dislocations

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Did you know that approximately 10 percent of all fractures in the human body occur in the bones of the foot and ankle? There are 26 bones alone in each human foot, so the chances that the weight-bearing part of our bodies develop a fracture at some point in our lives are high. Many patients visit our podiatrist in Joliet with a dislocation or fracture and turn to our experienced team for a solution.

Lisfranc (Midfoot) Injuries

Lisfranc injuries often referred to as midfoot injuries, occur if the bones or ligaments that support the middle of the foot become damaged. Like any other type of foot injury, the severity can vary from simple to severe. Keep in mind that Lisfranc injuries are often mistaken for a simple sprain that patients think they can walk off. This is not the case, and a Lisfranc injury could take multiple months in order to fully heal.

Common Causes of Fractures

Foot or ankle fractures may be due to a variety of scenarios. However, the majority of bone fractures occur because of high-force impact or stress. There are many different varieties of fractures that could occur due to overuse, impact, or another related injury. As we age, our bones become more brittle and more susceptible to overuse injuries, so fractures are often caused by weaker bones.

Symptoms of Fractures

Of course, the specific symptoms depend on the patient’s age, general health and the severity of the injury. Common symptoms include:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Bruising or other discoloration around the injury
  • The inability to put weight on your injured foot or ankle
  • The inability to move the affected area

If you are experiencing any of the above, make sure to contact our podiatrist in Joliet to schedule an appointment.

Ankle Dislocations

The ankle joint is made from three different bones: the tibia (shinbone), the fibula (the smaller bone in your leg) and a bone in your foot called the talus. When you experience a severe injury, you may cause damage to the ligaments that are keeping your ankle in place, creating an uneven space between the bones. Depending on the severity of your injury, we may recommend pain medication, moving your bones back into place without surgery, ice, a splint, a cast or a boot, or, in some cases, emergency surgery.

When it comes to taking care of your feet and ankles, our team at Suburban Foot & Ankle is your one-stop shop for high-quality treatment. Please contact our team to schedule an appointment today.

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Two Convenient Locations


15724 S. Rt 59 Unit 100

Plainfield, IL 60544

815-439-1188 phone

815-439-2453 fax

Illinois Podiatric Medical Association


215 Remington Blvd., Suite A2

Bolingbrook, IL 60440

630-226-9860 phone

815-439-2453 fax

American Podiatric Medical Association