How mid-foot injuries are treated depends on the severity of the problem. Many of the injuries in the arch or Lisfranc joint area can be quite serious. Conservative therapies work best for the mild conditions. This involves wearing a non-weight bearing boot or cast for several weeks to allow the damaged tissues to heal. Then you’ll ease your way back to using your foot. You may need physical therapy to regain your full strength.
More serious mid-foot injuries, like Lisfranc dislocations or fractures, may need surgery to realign the damaged bones. Sometimes this can include pinning or screwing the affected bones in place, so your mid-foot heals properly. Once again, you’ll need to avoid putting weight on the foot for a time, then slowly work your way back to walking normally.
Prompt and accurate treatment is the key to recovering from a mid-foot problem. Let our team at Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists of Arizona help you restore your foot’s function. To make an appointment with us, you can call, fax, or submit an online request. For the Chandler office, call (480) 963-9000 or fax (480) 963-0375; for the Gilbert location, call (480) 981-1800 or fax (480) 981-0229.