Some people choose to ignore their broken foot as long as it does not affect their walking and daily routines. But this is not a good idea because some untreated and improperly treated broken foot may lead to further complications. One of this is compartment syndrome which could lead to disability of muscles near the fractured site. This also causes swelling and pain.
Another complication is bone infection. This occurs when there is an open fracture or when a part of the fractured bone comes out of the skin. Arthritis is perhaps the most common complication of improperly treated broken foot. The signs may not show right away, but you will feel pain on the same site years later. Make sure your broken foot is treated well by the professionals at Mattison Podiatrist Group.