There’s hardly anything sexy about breaking your foot unless, of course, you’re Sports Illustrated cover girl and model Chrissy Teigen. Then, it’s a whole different story.
A few days ago, Chrissy cracked a bone in her foot and then posted a sultry photo of herself in the hospital, waiting for her exam; she looked so great, I’d be surprised if the hashtag #pre-casting didn’t start trending pretty soon. She even captioned her pic, “Then I cracked a foot bone. I regret nothing.”
Yes, in Chrissy Teigen’s world, even a foot fracture is glamourous, but as a Houston podiatrist, I can tell you that there’s nothing great about it in the real world.
With a non-displaced foot or ankle fracture (where the bone has not moved, and the break is clean), you’re looking at a minimum of four weeks with some form of immobilization: a cast, walking boot, crutches etc.
And if you have a displaced fracture or suffer a break in a location with poor blood flow, like a Jones fracture? Then you’re likely looking at surgery, and a longer and more painful recovery period.
I hate to be such a downer, but sometimes you just need a good dose of reality when faced with Hollywood spin. Breaking your foot, toe or ankle stinks, but I can at least help make the experience as painless as possible. In my office, we provide x-rays for suspected fractures, saving you the hours-long wait times you’d encounter with a trip to the emergency room.
A broken bone will hurt no matter what, but if you want to make lemonade out of lemons just like Chrissy Teigen, come see Dr. Andrew Schneider if you suspect you’ve fractured your foot, toe or ankle.