Symptoms of Torn Ligaments in Your Foot

Our feet are amazing appendages. They carry us an average of 10,000 steps per day. Even people who are most sedentary can walk between to 1,000 up to 3,000 or more steps per day. And, if a mile is 5,280 feet, that means on average, you probably walk nearly two miles per day or more.

Torn foot ligaments are the result of things ranging from everyday activities to more strenuous endeavors. That means you can sustain a torn foot ligament simply by riding your bike or taking a brisk walk. But, you’re more likely to tear foot ligaments doing things like participating in sports, dance, and other more kinetic activities.

But, how do you know if you have torn foot ligaments? Here are the most common symptoms of torn ligaments in your foot:

  • Bruising on the feet and/or swelling near the site of the injury.
  • The feeling of pain at the top of your foot, or around the side or bottom, most generally near the arch.
  • More pain when you walk or run.

Additionally, you might not be able to put any weight on your foot if you have torn ligaments.