Crush Injuries

A crush injury is exactly (and is as painful) as it sounds: an injury to your foot that damages one or multiple parts of the foot or ankle. Because each injury is different, the type of treatment recommended, the amount of scar tissue remaining, and the length of recovery time will all depend upon the complexity of the injury.

Causes of Crush Injuries

  • Heavy object falling on your foot
  • Your foot getting caught between two moving objects
  • Your foot getting run over by a vehicle's tires

Symptoms of Crush Injuries

A crushed foot requires immediate medical assistance. Call or get to an emergency room immediately. New Orleans Podiatry Associates also specializes in urgent foot care . If one of the events mentioned in the Causes section happens to you, you must get medical assistance immediately. Below is a list of conditions and problems associated with a crush injury:

  • Bruising
  • Dislocations
  • Fractures
  • Open wounds, which require immediate attention as they expose you to infections
  • Pain
  • Skin, tissue, and/or nerve damage
  • Swelling

Treatments for Crush Injuries

  • Boot, cast, splint, or shoe to prevent movement of the injured foot
  • Compression
  • Crutches
  • Elevation of the injured foot, preferably at a level about that of your heart
  • Ice, 15-20 minutes at a time every 1-2 hours for the first 48 hours after the injury; use an ice pack or wrap the ice in a towel before placing it against your skin
  • Over-the-counter medicines to control pain (Note: Please consult your physician before taking any medication.)
  • Physical therapy
  • Time; go easy on your injured foot so it has time to heal itself

Prevention of Crush Injuries

  • Being mindful of where you step at all times
  • Wearing shoes with protective toes if you work in an environment where something could fall on your foot

For more information on crush injury treatment, call New Orleans Podiatry Associates in New Orleans, LA, at (504) 897-3627. For the Metairie, LA, location, call (504) 457-230 0.

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