Crush injuries of the foot are serious and can be difficult to manage. These complex injuries often involve soft tissue and bone structures. Potentially devastating complications and long term effects can occur if these injuries are underestimated or mismanaged – prompt and meticulous care is essential.

The painful damage caused by a crushing blow to the foot, is different from all other injuries in the amount of unpredictability and the damage caused, including the amount of scar tissue and the time required for healing.

Crush injuries are usually caused by a car tire rolling over the foot or a large and heavy object falling on top of the foot. Occasionally the foot is caught between two moving objects, and often times these are work-related injuries. The same way that some ankle sprains can be worse than a fracture, the same is with crush injuries because the soft tissue damage tends to be so extensive.