Lisfranc Joint Injury
The Lisfranc joint is located between the tarsal bones and the metatarsal bones (between the arch and the long bones leading to the toes). Twisting and blunt force can result in injuries to the Lisfranc joint, such as sprains, fractures, or dislocations. Injuries are most commonly seen in runners, horseback riders, and players of contact sports.
Symptoms: Symptoms of a Lisfranc joint include pain in the midfoot, swelling, widening of the foot, bruising, and trouble bearing weight.
Non-Surgical Treatments: At the first sign of a Lisfranc joint injury, you should rest your foot, use ice to keep the swelling down, and keep your foot elevated. Your doctor may recommend casting to keep the foot in place so the injury can heal. Physical therapy can help to restore function, and medications can reduce inflammation and pain.
Surgery: Surgery may be necessary to repair or reconstruct the area if non-surgical approaches are not effective.