Trauma and Injuries/Emergency Care

When left untreated, even a simple foot injury can cause later problems, eventually even requiring surgery. There is a lot of misinformation out there about foot trauma and injury, but the most important thing you should know is that it’s crucial to get treatment as soon as you can.

Frequently Asked Questions About Foot Trauma & Injury:

  • Should I go to an urgent care center?
    Often, people go to an emergency room or urgent care center for treatment. Often the x-rays taken at urgent care centers and emergency rooms are not read correctly. Many times patients are told everything is ok when in fact, they have a fracture. If you have a foot injury the best treatment for you is with a podiatrist.
  • Is it true that nothing can be done for a broken toe?
    Contrary to popular belief a broken toe should always be treated. Most important to make sure your bones are not dislocated, and for that, an x-ray is required.
  • Could I have a sprain and a broken bone at the same time?
    If you have a lot of pain and swelling that doesn’t get better, it’s very possible you have a fracture. If your injury turns black and blue is may be an indication that the bone has been broken. This is a situation that should be addressed right away.
  • Can poor-fitting shoes or being overweight cause a stress fracture?
    Many patients come to our office with this problem.
  • Is it possible that a sprain will not completely heal on its own?
    If you don’t get the right treatment, your ligaments may not heal properly. This can cause chronic instability and recurring sprains.
  • What should I do if a bone is protruding?
    This is an emergency situation. Get treatment right away!

Injuries to your feet are difficult to treat and slow to heal because you are always on them. If you have an injury that’s not healing or an emergency and you need care now, call our office.

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