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  • Writer's pictureKieran Cummins

The debilitating effects of a Lisfranc midfoot fracture

Foot injuries can be painful and debilitating, and one of the more severe foot injuries is a Lisfranc fracture. In this blog, we'll explore what a


is, how it can happen, how it is diagnosed, the surgery options available, and how physiotherapy at Redrock Physio can help.


A Lisfranc fracture occurs when there is a break in the bones or ligaments in the middle of the foot. It can happen due to a sudden twisting or impact to the foot, such as from a fall or sports-related activity, or from repetitive stress on the foot over time.


Diagnosing a Lisfranc fracture typically involves an X-ray, MRI, or CT scan. These imaging tests can provide a detailed look at the bones and ligaments in the middle of the foot, allowing a healthcare professional to accurately diagnose the injury.


In some cases, surgery may be necessary to repair the damaged bones or ligaments. This may involve placing screws or plates in the foot to hold the bones in place while they heal. The specific surgery required will depend on the severity of the injury and the individual's overall health.


Physiotherapy can be a crucial component of recovery for individuals with a Lisfranc fracture. At Redrock Physio, our team can provide a range of treatments to help reduce pain, improve mobility, and prevent further injury. This may include exercises and stretches to improve range of motion and strength, as well as guidance on proper footwear and assistive devices to help manage pain and prevent future injury.


Our team can also work with individuals who have had surgery for a Lisfranc fracture to develop a personalized treatment plan to help them regain strength, flexibility, and mobility in the affected foot. We can provide education and support throughout the recovery process, helping our patients achieve their recovery goals and return to their daily activities and sports.


If you're experiencing foot pain or other symptoms that may indicate a Lisfranc fracture, seeking help and assessment at Redrock Physio can provide you with the right medical attention and the benefits of physiotherapy to help you reduce pain, improve mobility, and prevent further injury. Our team of experienced professionals is dedicated to helping our patients recover from foot injuries and return to the activities they love.


Book an appointment with us today to start your journey to recovery.




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