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What is a Liadeancs Injury?
A Lisfranc Injuries occur when a cluster of small bones form an arch on top of the foot between the ankle and the toes. This can cause swelling bruising be very painful preventing you to put any weight on the foot.
How did I get this?
These happen as a result of forces on the foot, for example a direct force when something heavy falls on the foot or an Indirect force which consists of twisting the foot.
What can I do about it?
RICE technique- Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation
Short term medications (ibuprofen) to help reduce pain and inflammation.
What help can I get for this?
Podiatrists will more than likely talk about immobilising the foot and using crutches to prevent weight bearing on the foot.
Orthopaedic foot surgeons may need to do surgery to realign the joints, realigning the broken (fractured) bone fragments to a normal position.
When will it get better?
Normally recovery occurs within the first 6 months, however it can take a year to see full improvement.
If surgical treatment fails or joint damage from the injury leads to severe arthritis a fusion of the Lisfranc joints may be needed.