Foot and heel injuries often occur when participating in sports where there is a risk of damage to the ankle or foot. They can also develop as a result of excessive stress on the feet. Commonly experienced injuries include:
Several injuries can be prevented or reduced when the people follow the recommendations of the podiatrist. Be sure to wear the right shoes and stretch the foot and ankle can also help to keep some complications from occurring.
Consult the podiatrist if you experience any of the following symptoms:
If you have utilized the RICE method of rest, ice, compression, and elevation and the discomfort persists, or you are still unable to walk after three days, visit the doctor’s office right away. Also, if weakness persists for longer than two weeks, it is also recommended that you come in.
The podiatrist will begin with an assessment of the injury to determine which type of foot or ankle problem is present. In most cases, the podiatrist will order x-rays and may perform a CT scan or an MRI. Non-surgical treatments are available for less severe problems which include:
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