Two Common Foot Injuries
While people who participate in high impact sports like football and basketball are certainly more susceptible to foot and ankle injuries, you can suffer a severe ankle sprain just by walking across the street and tripping over the curb. In fact, ankle sprains are probably the top reason that folks go to see their podiatrist.
These two injuries tend to be among the most common injuries seen by foot doctors:
Ankle sprains—The ankle joint absorbs a huge amount of stress and pressure from just everyday walking and many people have suffered a sprain or strain to this part of their foot. When the foot rolls over abnormally such as when you trip over a curb, the ligaments and tendons can become severely stretched and even broken. Even a minor ankle sprain can cause severe pain. Poorly treated ankle sprains can lead to chronic ankle instability, so be sure to see your foot doctor for the proper care.
Fractures—Each of your feet is comprised of a multitude of bones that are subject to traumatic injury and stress fractures. Hairline breaks are quite common and can be difficult to pinpoint without the help of your foot doctor since the pain can radiate to other areas of the foot.
If you have suffered a sprain or fracture to your foot or ankle, see your foot doctor for the proper diagnosis and treatment recommendations. At Monroe Foot & Ankle Care, Dr. Elliott M. Perel treats a variety of conditions including diabetic foot problems, bunions, nail fungus, arthritis, and heel pain. Equipped with advanced technologies including shockwave therapy, MLS Laser treatment, and computerized gait analysis, Monroe Foot & Ankle Care provides specialized, high-quality service for patients across central New Jersey, including Monroe Township. For any problems you may be experiencing with your feet and ankles, contact our Monroe Township/Jamesburg office at (732) 521-2155.