Foot & Ankle Specialists of New Mexico
Podiatrists & Foot and Ankle Surgeons located in Albuquerque, NM, Rio Rancho, NM, South Valley, NM, Edgewood, NM & Grants, NM
Foot and ankle fractures can result from sports injuries, car accidents, or even a simple misstep. The expert team at Foot & Ankle Specialists of New Mexico offers on-site X-rays and personalized treatment for foot and ankle fractures at their five locations in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, South Valley, Edgewood, and Grants, New Mexico. If you think you have a foot or ankle fracture, call your nearest office or book an appointment online today.
Foot and Ankle Fractures Q & A
What are foot and ankle fractures?
Foot and ankle fractures involve one or more broken bones in the foot or ankle. They range in severity from stress fractures, which are hairline cracks, to bones that shatter into multiple pieces.
The highly-trained podiatrists at Foot & Ankle Specialists of New Mexico are all board-certified foot and ankle surgeons. They provide specialized care for all types of foot and ankle fractures.
What causes foot and ankle fractures?
Foot and ankle fractures are common injuries that can result from a number of causes, including:
- Twisting or rolling your ankle
- Tripping or falling
- Impact from a car accident
- Playing sports that involve running and jumping
- Dropping something heavy on your foot
- Stepping awkwardly
- Stubbing your toe
Overuse from repetitive motions, such as running long distances, is a common cause of stress fractures in the foot.
How do I know if I have a foot or ankle fracture?
Foot and ankle fractures usually cause immediate, throbbing pain. The pain usually worsens when you try to use your foot.
Other signs and symptoms of a foot or ankle fracture include:
- Difficulty walking or bearing weight
Signs and symptoms of foot and ankle fractures are similar to other injuries, such as an ankle sprain. However, these injuries require different approaches to treatment. That’s why it's important to see a professional podiatrist at Foot & Ankle Specialists of New Mexico for an accurate diagnosis.
How are foot and ankle fractures diagnosed and treated?
First, the team at Foot & Ankle Specialists of New Mexico reviews your symptoms and medical history. They carefully examine your foot and ankle, checking for tenderness, swelling, and deformity. They offer convenient on-site X-rays at all five locations to diagnose foot and ankle fractures.
Then, your expert podiatrist develops a personalized fracture care plan. Depending on the type and severity of your fracture, treatment may include:
- Immobilization in a cast, brace, or walking boot
- Physical therapy
- Custom orthotics
- Foot or ankle surgery
They also provide you with an individualized rehabilitation plan to help restore strength and mobility to your foot and ankle.
For advanced care of foot and ankle fractures, call Foot & Ankle Specialists of New Mexico or book an appointment online today.
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