Garden State Foot & Ankle Specialists
Podiatrists located in Plainfield, Scotch Plains, Edison, Woodbridge, Springfield & Linden, NJ
Your feet and ankles have hundreds of small muscles, bones, tendons, and ligaments that are prone to damage. To relieve pain and restore mobility after suffering foot and ankle trauma, the board-certified podiatrists at Garden State Foot & Ankle Specialists offer a number of restorative treatments. With convenient locations in Plainfield, Scotch Plains, Springfield, Linden, Edison, and Woodbridge, New Jersey, the team can diagnose and treat a wide range of foot and ankle trauma conditions. Call the nearest office or schedule a visit online for more information.
Foot and Ankle Trauma Q & A
What is foot and ankle trauma?
Foot and ankle trauma is any type of injury to the many bones, muscles, tendons, joints, and ligaments that make up your feet and ankles.
Foot and ankle trauma can happen at any time, but it’s most common when you fall while walking or experience an injury while playing sports and other recreational activities.
What causes foot and ankle trauma?
You can injure your feet and ankles by simply stubbing your toe or tripping down the stairs. High-impact sports, such as soccer, football, and basketball, are especially stressful on your feet and ankles.
Common foot and ankle injuries that can cause pain and limit your mobility include:
- Stress fractures
- Ankle sprains
- Achilles tendon rupture
- Broken toes
With early intervention, you can fully recover from foot and ankle trauma and return to your regular activities.
If I have foot and ankle trauma, when should I see a doctor?
Not all foot and ankle trauma requires immediate medical intervention. You should schedule an appointment with Garden State Foot & Ankle Specialists if you experience:
- Severe swelling
- Numb or cold toes
- A large open wound
- Blue or grey feet
- Persistent pain
If you’re experiencing the above symptoms for more than a few days, the team can perform a full examination along with an X-ray to determine the cause of your symptoms.
What are the treatments for foot and ankle trauma?
How the team treats your foot and ankle trauma depends on the cause. In addition to therapeutic stretches and exercises, they may recommend custom-fit orthotics to support and cushion your feet.
If you experience repeated ankle injuries or strains, they can fit you for a brace to add stability and limit mobility while you heal.
Nonsurgical methods aren’t always enough to fully heal your foot and ankle trauma. If you need additional treatment, Garden State Foot & Ankle Specialists offers minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery to repair damage to your foot or ankle.
When compared to open surgery, arthroscopic procedures result in less pain, scarring, and bleeding, as well as a shorter recovery period.
To schedule an appointment for expert treatment for your foot and ankle trauma, call Garden Foot & Ankle Specialists or book online today.
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