(HealthDay News) -- If you believe you've fractured a bone in your foot, it's important to see a doctor as quickly as possible.
If there's time before your office visit, here are suggestions to follow, courtesy of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons:
- Place an ice pack on the foot to minimize swelling.
- Keep your foot elevated.
- Avoid putting too much weight on your foot.
- Use a soft compression bandage to gently wrap the foot.