Did you get hurt while running? Did an injury at the gym cause you pain? Did you get in an accident that left the small bones in your feet broken and bruised?
Injuries happen fast. When they do, many people try to ignore the pain in hope that it will go away on its own. With a traumatic injury, such as from sports, a fall, or high impact with an object, the injury must be treated fast to avoid permanent damage and extended time off your feet.
Fast Treatment for Traumatic Foot Injuries
Carolina Podiatry Group understands how important it is that you maintain your mobility. We know that you are eager to get back on your feet and return to the activities that you love. That’s why we offer comfortable care for a variety of types of foot and ankle injuries.
Here are some of the most common types of injuries we treat:
Sprains and Fractures
The most common traumatic injuries in your feet and ankles are sprains and fractures. These occur suddenly when your ankle twists in an unnatural direction, or when something strikes your foot. The bones and ligaments in your feet and ankles are small. When they become damaged, it is imperative that you seek help.
If you have any swelling, pain, redness, bruising, or suspicion of a broken bone, talk to a podiatrist. With just a few basic, non-invasive tests you will know the extent of your injury and what you must do to treat it properly.
Runners are passionate about their sport. Unfortunately, sometimes this much-loved hobby can cause significant injury.
Plantar fasciitis (the swelling of the tendon on the bottom of your foot), rolled ankles, and other sudden injuries can keep you off your feet for longer than you’d like. To get back to your active lifestyle, see one of our sports injury podiatrists.
Stress fractures in your ankles or heel can be extremely painful. They happen when you jar your body over time, putting excessive stress on your bones.
If you are experiencing heel or ankle pain, your podiatrist will take some X-rays to find if you have a stress fracture. If so, you need treatment fast. The longer you wait to treat a stress fracture, the worse it becomes. Get in to your podiatrist quickly to minimize the damage and the recovery time.
When you run, jump, or move on your feet, you might be pushing your big toe up into the front of your shoe. When this causes your big toe to bend upward excessively, you could damage the ligaments around your big toe. It’s a painful injury that stops active people in their tracks. If you have severe pain in your big toe, seeing a podiatrist can help you get treatment and get back to doing what you love.
Overuse of the tendons in your feet and ankles can lead to inflammation and pain. This limits your mobility and keeps you off your feet for longer than you’d like. You need treatment fast.
At-home treatments for tendonitis include icing your feet, taking anti-inflammatory medication, and resting. If that does not work, you might need more extensive treatment, such as cortisone shots or surgery. See your podiatrist before your tendonitis gets worse so that you can get back to doing what you love again fast.
Don’t Let a Traumatic Injury Keep You Off Your Feet for Good
Traumatic injuries require fast treatment. To help you heal properly and get you back to doing the activities that you love, contact a podiatrist at Carolina Podiatry Group. We’ll give you compassionate care that works! Call us today to schedule your appointment.