Kindergartener and five-year-old Thaddeus Delaney has reportedly become a victim of dangerous bullying after being pushed beneath a Denver Public Schools bus by a third-grader. Delaney was pushed while the bus was pulling up to the curb. “I was going to give my sister a hug and he pushed me and the bus driver was driving along and I fell and it hit me,” said Delaney. He was left with three broken bones in one of his feet after the bus ran over his leg. He was later taken to the hospital by ambulance. “He’s been mean to me all my life,” Thaddeus said of the bully while sitting in a wheelchair with an orange cast on his leg. “There’s gotta be a point where it’s gotta stop, it’s got to,” his mother added.
Injuries like a broken foot should be regarded with seriously, as they can worsen if not treated properly. For help in treating a broken foot, consult with podiatrist Dr. Henry Slomowitz of Paramus and Paterson. Dr. Slomowitz will provide you with the foot and ankle treatment and information you seek.
Identifying and Dealing with a Broken Foot
When bones in the foot are bent, stretched, or crushed in an unnatural way, they can sometimes break or fracture. Doctors can often determine how the break occurred based on its severity and location.
There are many common symptoms of a broken foot to look out for. Those who experience significant trauma to the feet should check for:
- Blue (foot)
If one or more of these symptoms persist, one should have x-rays taken by a medical professional. Cold or numb feet, blueness of the skin, cuts, and deformities can be indications of a foot that is very badly broken. It’s advised to see a doctor right away if these conditions are observed.
Care for a broken foot depends on the type and severity of the injury. Often times aids likes crutches, casts, and splints will be administered. Surgery is also a possibility, although this is reserved for very bad cases.
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