Exceptional Foot and Ankle Fracture Care in Utah
The bones in the foot and ankle bear a lot of weight and stress throughout the day. This makes them susceptible to breaks during accidental missteps, overuse, or serious injuries from car accidents or sports. When foot bones are injured, it may be as severe as fully broken bones, or less severe as small hairline fractures, sprains, and strains. No matter how severe the injury is, one thing remains the same, foot and ankle fractures are painful and need proper treatment. Leaving an injury untreated could potentially lead to more issues down the road, like arthritis or nerve damage.
Common Foot Fractures and Related Injuries
Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast, avid gym rat, or comfortable couch potato, many foot and ankle injuries often happen with a change in activity level. When you suddenly increase the duration, intensity, or frequency of activity, you risk injuring your body. Your feet need more time to adjust to a new pair of running shoes before going the extra mile. Your ankles need gradual strength training before the extra walking often associated with vacations. When you suddenly change the way you move, you might end up with one of the common injuries listed below.
Our Treatment Approach to Foot Fractures
Treatment for injured foot and ankle bones depends on the severity and location of the injury. If you have experienced a severe foot or ankle fracture, you may require surgery to help the bone heal properly. In some cases, screws or plates may need to be placed to secure the bone as it heals. Less severe fractures and sprains may require a walking boot to immobilize the repaired injury while it heals.
If you are unable to walk after an injury, or you continue to experience swelling and pain, it’s time to seek medical help. During your appointment, we will discuss your health history, symptoms, and lifestyle. We will perform a foot and ankle exam and use advanced imaging, if needed, to determine the source of your pain and provide a thorough diagnosis. After we have discussed treatment options with you and you are comfortable with the treatment plan, we will begin your healing journey.
At Rocky Mountain Foot and Ankle, we want you to be in control of your health. We know it’s not always possible to prevent foot and ankle injuries. With the right tools and assistance, it is possible to come back from an injury strong and steady. With the correct knowledge moving forward, it’s possible to reduce your risk of reinjury.
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An investment in your feet is an investment in your quality of life.