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Advanced Ankle & Foot Injury Treatments at Progressive Foot Care

Welcome to Progressive Foot Care, where our experienced podiatrist specialize in diagnosing and treating a wide range of ankle and foot injuries. From sports injuries to accidental trauma, we are here to help you recover quickly and effectively.

Understanding Ankle & Foot Injuries

Ankle and foot injuries can result from overuse, improper footwear, accidents, or sports activities. These injuries can vary widely from mild sprains to severe fractures and dislocations, each requiring a specific approach for effective treatment.

Common Types of Ankle & Foot Injuries

  • Sprains and Strains: Injuries to ligaments (sprains) and muscles or tendons (strains) often caused by twisting or pulling.
  • Fractures: Breaks in the bones of the foot or ankle, which can range from simple fractures that need minimal treatment to complex ones requiring surgical intervention.
  • Achilles Tendon Injuries: These can range from tendonitis to ruptures of the Achilles tendon.
  • Dislocations: When bones in a joint become displaced.
  • Plantar Fasciitis: Inflammation of the band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot.

Symptoms of Ankle & Foot Injuries

  • Pain, which might be severe, depending on the injury
  • Swelling and bruising
  • Reduced ability to move the affected area
  • Inability to bear weight on the affected foot
  • Visible deformity in severe cases

Our Ankle & Foot Injury Treatments

Non-Surgical Treatments:

  • RICE Protocol: Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation
  • Physical Therapy: Customized exercises to restore strength and mobility
  • Orthotics: Devices designed to support and alleviate stress on the injured foot or ankle

Surgical Treatments:

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery: For certain types of fractures and dislocations
  • Reconstructive Surgery: For severe injuries that have led to deformities or chronic pain

Why Choose Progressive Foot Care?

  • Expertise: Our podiatrists are skilled in treating all types of foot and ankle injuries, ensuring you receive the most effective care based on the latest medical research.
  • Personalized Treatment Plans: We customize your treatment plan to fit your specific needs and recovery goals.
  • Advanced Technologies: Utilizing state-of-the-art technology to diagnose accurately and treat effectively.
  • Comprehensive Care: From initial consultation through rehabilitation, we provide ongoing support to ensure a full recovery.

Schedule Your Consultation for Ankle & Foot Injury Today

Don’t let an ankle or foot injury slow you down. Contact Progressive Foot Care today to schedule your consultation with New York’s best podiatrist, Dr. Mandanipour. We’re here to help you step back into your active life with confidence and comfort.


Frequently Asked Questions about Ankle & Foot Injuries

Q1: What are the most common types of ankle and foot injuries?

A1: The most common types of injuries include sprains (ligament injuries), strains (muscle or tendon injuries), fractures, dislocations, and conditions like Achilles tendonitis or plantar fasciitis.

Q2: How can I tell if I have a sprain or a fracture?

A2: While symptoms like swelling, pain, and bruising can be common to both, fractures are more likely to cause severe pain, noticeable deformity, and an inability to bear weight on the foot. However, it’s essential to get a professional diagnosis through appropriate imaging tests, as some severe sprains can mimic fractures.

Q3: What should I do immediately after injuring my ankle or foot?

A3: Follow the RICE protocol as soon as possible: Rest the injured area, Ice to reduce swelling, Compress with a bandage, and Elevate the foot. Avoid putting weight on the injury, and consult a healthcare provider promptly to determine the extent of the injury.

Q4: When should I see a doctor for an ankle or foot injury?

A4: You should see a doctor if you experience severe pain, cannot walk more than a few steps without significant discomfort, have a joint that looks deformed, or if you have numbness in any part of the injured foot. Also, seek medical attention if the symptoms do not improve with home treatment within a few days.

Q5: What are the treatment options for ankle and foot injuries?

A5: Treatment options vary depending on the type and severity of the injury but may include rest and immobilization, physical therapy, pain relief medications, orthotic devices, or surgery for more severe cases.

Q6: Can ankle and foot injuries be prevented?

A6: While not all injuries can be prevented, you can reduce your risk by wearing appropriate footwear, warming up before exercise, avoiding uneven surfaces when running or walking, and incorporating strength and flexibility exercises into your routine to stabilize the ankle and foot.

Q7: What is the recovery time for a typical ankle or foot injury?

A7: Recovery time can vary widely based on the injury’s severity and the treatment. Minor sprains may heal within a few weeks, while severe injuries such as fractures or surgeries might take several months to fully heal.

Q8: Are there any long-term effects of ankle or foot injuries?

A8: Proper treatment and rehabilitation are crucial to minimize long-term effects. However, some injuries can lead to issues like chronic pain, arthritis, or repeated injuries if not adequately addressed.

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