Fractures of the foot and/or ankle come in many forms and are all treated specifically depending on the type of fracture and it’s location. Fractures can be a result of a traumatic injury resulting in symptoms which present very quickly with pain, swelling, redness and bruising. On the other hand, they can occur gradually due to stress and or overuse injury, resulting in a more gradual onset of symptoms. In many cases, immediate treatment of the fracture is of utmost importance to prevent long term permanent instability and chronic foot pain. The foot and ankle surgeon can help diagnose and determine the best course of treatment .