There are two kinds of foot and ankle injuries; sudden, acute injuries and overuse injuries.
Acute injuries are those that occur as a result of one accident or awkward movement and include bruises, lacerations, ruptured tendons, torn ligaments, sprains, strains, fractures, locations, and crushing injuries.
Overuse injuries are those that are caused by years of repetitive motion in sports or work and include bursitis, tendinitis, stress fractures, plantar fasciitis, and metatarsalgia.
Sports like football, soccer, basketball, tennis, and running are common culprits for foot and ankle injuries. However, anyone can suffer an injury from a trip or fall, awkward movements, automobile accident, or another incident.
Although every injury is unique, treatment follows a similar course. In severe cases, treatment may begin at a later stage in the process listed here:
Your podiatrist is focused on your full recovery; they will always start with the least invasive treatment option that has the potential to produce the outcome you want.
You should schedule a podiatry appointment as soon as you suffer an injury, even if it’s minor. Podiatrists can assist in identifying the risk of complications and then mitigating those risks early, so you’re able to regain full functional and resolve pain as quickly as possible.
Additionally, podiatrists can be brought in before an injury occurs; if you’re experiencing weakness or instability in your foot or ankle, a podiatrist can prescribe custom orthotics to give you the stability and strength you need.
The answer depends on how severe your injury is and how soon you receive treatment from an experienced podiatrist. If you’re working to recover from a foot or ankle injury and would like a second opinion, schedule a consultation with the proactive doctors at Starrett Podiatry in New York today.
At Starrett Podiatry, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.
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