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Sixth Grader Suffers Broken Foot but Diagnosis Reveals OsteosarcomaDylan McCabe, a sixth-grader of the Creekside Christian Academy incurred an injury on Dec. 20, in the beginning of Christmas break when a large frame fell from a wall and landed directly on his left foot. One month later Tammy McCabe, Dylan’s mother pondered why her son’s left foot was still swollen when the cast was removed. Massages, long walks, and even heating pads were used to mitigate the issue, but nothing worked.

Until, another trip was made to the orthopedist; X-rays revealed Dylan was suffering from a rare form of cancer: osteosarcoma. The bone cancer was found on his right leg, a tumor measuring 14 inches in length right between his hipbone and knee. “It was a blessing that he broke his foot, because we wouldn’t have known otherwise.”

Sometimes, a broken foot might be a blessing in disguise like the story above. This means seeing a podiatrist like Dr. Michael A. Stein, DPM of Foot Doctor of the East Bay should be a priority. Dr. Stein can provide all the assistance required in treating a broken foot.

Broken Foot Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

A broken foot is caused by one of the bones in the foot ‘breaking’, or fracturing. Bones typically break when the bone is bended, crushed, or stretched beyond its natural capabilities. Usually the location of the fracture indicates how the break occurred, whether it was through an object, fall, or any other type of injury.  

Common Symptoms of Broken Feet:

· Bruising
· Pain
· Redness
· Swelling
· Blue (foot)
· Numbness
· Cold
· Misshapen
· Cuts
·Deformities

Those who are experiencing any of these symptoms, or suspect that they have a broken foot, should seek medical attention in a center where x-rays can be performed. This is especially urgent if any of the symptoms include numbness, blue coloring, cold feet, cuts, misshapen toes or deformities as these indicate more severe cases.

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If you have any questions feel free to contact our office in Los Gatos, San Leandro, and Pleasanton, CA. We offer all the latest in diagnostic and treatment technologies to meet your needs.

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