A foot and ankle injury is hard not to notice. Inflammation, swelling, pain, and difficulty walking are some of the issues you can experience if you have an injured foot or ankle. Thankfully, foot and ankle fractures can be treated here at our Providence, Rhode Island office. Our doctors offer expert care when addressing these and other injuries. If you’re in pain, don’t wait; get in touch with our team today to learn more about what we can do for you.
Causes of Foot and Ankle Fractures
Trauma to the feet and ankle fractures can typically happen if you have found yourself in an accident, such as dropping a heavy object on your foot, falling from high places such as a ledge, or by landing badly on your feet. This creates tension within your body and, if left untreated, can cause permanent damage. Sports accidents, like collisions with teammates or tripping and falling, are also common causes of foot and ankle injuries.
Signs of Fractures
With many kinds of foot and ankle fractures, the symptoms begin immediately and worsen over time. Untreated trauma could end up causing permanent disability. Fractures can be identified by many different signs, including:
- Immediate, throbbing pain.
- Swelling and bruising.
- Difficulty walking.
- Pain when bearing weight.
How to Treat Foot and Ankle Fractures
At LePoer Podiatry, we can identify potential signs of fractures and other injuries. If you have an injury, a splint or cast may be needed to avoid worsening the issue. In some cases, medications can be provided to help manage pain and inflammation.
In some cases, surgery may be the best option. A surgical procedure involves making an incision in the skin centered over the fractured bone. Once the surgeon has a proper view of the bones, they are realigned and secured with implants such as pins, wires, screws, and plates.
Treat Foot and Ankle Fractures in Providence, RI
If you believe you’ve injured your foot or ankle, an evaluation may be necessary. At LePoer, we can effectively identify any injuries and help your body heal. Get started with us today by filling out and submitting the form below or calling us at (401) 453-2000 for an appointment.