Sprained Ankles, Broken Feet and Other Lower Extremity Injuries
Has your foot or ankle suffered some kind of trauma? You may be able to avoid the emergency room and come straight to a Surprise, Arizona podiatrist who focuses on your specific kind of injury. Call Fixing Feet Institute at 623-584-5556 immediately to schedule an appointment.
Our feet and ankles really take a beating; they carry us around all day long! There's a lot going on inside our ankles and feet, so there are many ways that something can go wrong. Did you know that each one of your feet has 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, and 19 muscles and tendons? Multiply that by two, and it suddenly becomes very clear why there are so many opportunities for a foot or ankle injury to occur.
At Fixing Feet Institute, we treat many different injuries to the foot or ankle:
- Bone injuries
- Joint injuries
- Tendon injuries
- Ligament injuries
- Nerve injuries
- Skin injuries
- Toenail injuries
Causes of Foot and Ankle Trauma
The patients we see that are suffering from some kind of foot or ankle injury usually hurt themselves very suddenly. Some common scenarios we see include:
- Athletes who play sports that involve a lot of jumping, running, or quick direction changes.
- Older adults who may have problems with balance or vision and accidentally fall. Our bones are also not as strong as we age, so tripping and falling can cause a lot more damage as years pass.
- Individuals who are involved in a motor vehicle accident.
- People who slip, trip, or fall while doing projects around their houses.
Although most of our patients will normally injure their foot or ankle in one of those situations, we also see many people who are suffering from overuse injuries. These injuries occur when a patient engages in some kind of repetitive motion that eventually wears on her foot or ankle, causing some sort of injury. Athletes—especially runners—also frequently suffer from overuse injuries. A worker who repeats similar motions every day at work may also eventually find himself with some kind of overuse injury.
Contact Your Surprise, AZ Foot Doctor
When your feet or ankles have been injured, you don't want to wait a few days to "walk it off." That method of treatment may very well make your injury even worse; it's always best to consult a trained professional who will be able to complete a thorough exam and recommend proper treatment options.
If you are suffering from a foot or ankle trauma, contact the foot injury doctors at Fixing Feet Institute for an appointment. Reach us today by calling 623-584-5556 or e-mail [email protected].
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