An injury to your foot or ankle can upset your whole life if it interferes with walking and other daily activities. Fortunately, the experts at City Podiatry in New York City have extensive experience diagnosing and treating foot and ankle injuries. They also accept no-fault and workers’ comp cases and can help with any required paperwork. Schedule an evaluation at the Midtown Manhattan office online or by phone today.
Some of the most common types of injuries the doctors at City Podiatry address include:
Injuries can range from mild to severe, but even minor injuries should be evaluated as they can cause significant pain or complications if left untreated.
Your podiatrist begins with a comprehensive foot and ankle evaluation, including a detailed health history. City Podiatry has on-site digital X-rays and diagnostic ultrasound, allowing your podiatrist to determine the exact location and type of injury that is causing your pain during your evaluation.
In some cases, your provider may order further diagnostics, such as an MRI or blood tests, if they suspect a pre-existing medical condition has contributed to your injury.
Your treatment options vary depending on the type and severity of your injury, as well as your individual health factors. Your podiatrist addresses your immediate symptoms to relieve your discomfort. Some conditions require a long-term treatment plan, while others may require a surgical procedure to resolve.
The following are examples of treatment protocols for some of the most common foot and ankle injuries:
Mild sprains are treated with a few days of rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE therapy), followed by a gradual return to weight-bearing activities. Moderate and severe sprains require a longer resting period and stabilization with a splint or surgical boot, and may require physical therapy.
Many fractures heal properly on there own when kept immobilized using a brace, splint, surgical boot, or cast until the bone has completely healed. In some cases, minimally invasive or traditional surgery is required to remove bone fragments or realign fractured bones.
Lacerations, or deep cuts, should be addressed immediately to reduce the risk of infection. Sterilization, wound dressing, or stitches are sufficient treatment for some cuts, but very deep lacerations may require an in-office procedure to cauterize the wound. Minimally invasive or traditional surgery is sometimes required for very severe lacerations.
City Podiatry accepts no-fault and workers’ compensation cases. If you have a foot or ankle injury, schedule an appointment online or by phone today.