DJ White is a starting forward for Indiana University, and he’s going to be out of the lineup for six weeks with a broken foot. The injury to DJ White is odd in that the medical staff doesn’t know when it happened. DJ didn’t complain of any pain during a game.
The injury to DJ White isn’t a stress fracture, so he shouldn’t miss much time. The estimates are between two and six weeks.
What is a broken foot? The foot has 26 bones that are separated into three classifications: forefoot, mid foot and hind foot. A broken foot occurs when one of the bones breaks.
What causes a broken foot? There are a number of reasons depending on which part of the foot is affected:
- Kicking something hard
- Landing on your foot while twisting
- Direct impact to the foot
- Landing on your foot with a hard force
What are the symptoms of a broken foot?
- Pain in the foot (might be a mild pain)
- Bruising of the upper foot
- Trouble walking steadily
What is the treatment for a broken foot? In most cases a broken foot will heal on its own without a cast. In almost all cases crutches should be used to alleviate pressure and force to the foot. In some cases a cast will be needed, and in even rarer cases surgery will be called for.
How do you recover from a broken foot? Most of the time you won’t need any physical therapy after your foot heals. You will need to exercise the foot to recover mobility and strength.