Professional mixed martial artist Chan Sung Jung fractured his orbital bone during the fight at UFC 163 against featherweight champion Jose Aldo. The Korean Zombie was taken down when Aldo kicked the injured area during the fight, finishing Jung with several strikes for the TKO.
While the prognosis for Jung’s foot is unknown, Aldo will be out of the cage for the rest of 2013, ironically also suffering a broken foot. The 26 year old fighter, who had a three win streak prior to losing to Aldo, will be meeting with specialists to discuss treatment options for his fracture.
Dealing with a broken foot can be a painful ordeal. However, an injury like this can be managed and taken care of by a podiatrist like Dr. Bryant Tarr of Sudbury & Westford Podiatry. Dr. Tarr can examine your broken foot, determine the severity of your injury, and work with you to provide the appropriate treatment options.
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 either 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:
· Blue (foot)
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.
Treatment for broken bones varies depending on the cause, severity and location. Some will require the use of splints, casts or crutches while others could even involve surgery to repair the broken bones. Personal care includes the use of ice and keeping the foot stabilized and elevated. Trying to keep the foot rested is important as the bones need plenty of time to heal and recover.
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