Lyoto Machida’s Foot in an Air Cast after Suffering Possible Broken Foot

Lyoto Machida’s Foot in an Air Cast after Suffering Possible Broken FootLyoto Machida was able to claim victory in a recent match, but could be facing a difficult challenge as he may have broken his foot in the third round of his win over Gegard Mousasi at UFC Fight Night in Brazil, Machida told Karyn Bryant on FOX Sports 1.

"I don't know what happened exactly, but maybe in the third round I did some kicking and he defended with his knee,"€ Machida said. "€œI don't know if I broke my foot, but it happened."

The former UFC light heavyweight champion was sporting an air cast on his left foot as he was limping noticeably when he walked. According to Machida, his foot wasn’t bothering him during the fight. "I didn't think about my foot, I just tried to keep my focus on the fight because I know Mousasi was a tough opponent and I tried to give my best," Machida said.

A broken foot can hinder your athletic performance and your overall active lifestyle. However, an injury like this can be managed and taken care of by a podiatrist like Dr. Bruce Greenfield of Greenfield Podiatry. Dr. Greenfield 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 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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