If you suffer a foot or ankle fracture, it’s important to seek treatment from a qualified podiatrist as soon as possible. Left untreated, foot and ankle fractures can become worse, impacting your mobility and quality of life. At Texas Foot & Ankle Specialists, PLLC, with locations in Mesquite, Rowlett, Wylie, Forney, and Kaufman, Texas, the team specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle fractures. To request your appointment, call the office nearest you or click the online booking tool today.
A foot fracture, or broken foot, occurs as a result of damage to your bone. You might experience a foot fracture as a result of an automobile accident or sports-related injury, or following a simple misstep or fall.
The severity of foot fractures varies. Sometimes fractures are tiny and no larger than a strand of hair; other times, they cause your bone to snap in half and protrude from your skin.
No matter the type of foot fracture you have, it’s important to seek professional guidance from a qualified foot and ankle specialist.
An ankle fracture is similar to a foot fracture in that it occurs as a result of damage to the bones that make up your ankle joint. Your ankles are incredibly tough, but they aren’t invincible. You might develop an ankle fracture as a result of a serious sprain, fall, or sports-related injury.
The symptoms of foot and ankle fractures vary in severity and depend on the underlying cause. However, telltale signs include:
You might also have a foot or ankle fracture if you experience pain that increases with physical activity. If you suffer a serious fracture, you might also experience foot and ankle deformities.
Minor foot and ankle injuries usually subside with rest and conservative measures of care, such as ice, elevation, and light stretching.
However, if your symptoms persist for more than a week, or they become worse, it’s important to make an appointment with the team at Texas Foot & Ankle Specialists.
You should also make an appointment with a foot and ankle specialist if your foot or ankle pain prevents you from walking or participating in normal, everyday tasks.
To diagnose foot and ankle fractures, your Texas Foot & Ankle Specialists provider performs a physical exam, asks you a series of questions about your symptoms, and takes a series of X-rays of your feet and ankles.
After your doctor gathers all of this information, they can pinpoint the source of your discomfort and make treatment recommendations.
Treatment for foot and ankle fractures depends on the severity of your symptoms and the nature of your injury.
If you have a minor fracture, you might benefit from casting, splints, physical therapy, or custom orthotics. If you have a serious fracture, orthopedic surgery may be necessary.
To determine the best course of action for your foot and ankle fracture, make an appointment at Texas Foot & Ankle Specialists, PLLC. Call the office nearest you or click the online booking tool today.