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Foot Injuries

Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC

Podiatry & Foot & Ankle Surgery located in Fort Lee, NJ, Queens, Forest Hills, NY, Gramercy, New York, NY, & Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

Foot injuries are common, and conditions like arthritis, gait imbalance, and participating in sports like running can increase your risk of injuring your foot. The experienced team of orthopedic surgeons and podiatrists at Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC can diagnose and treat all types of foot injuries so they won’t prevent you from walking, standing, or exercising. The team treats foot injuries at all its clinics, including Fort Lee, New Jersey, Forest Hills, New York, Gramercy, New York, New York, & East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York. If you need care for a foot injury, call your nearest office or make an appointment online today.

Foot Injuries Q & A

What are the most common foot injuries?

There are 28 bones in each of your feet and each plays a role in supporting your weight as you go about your daily activities. Because your feet are so complex, they’re at risk of injury. Foot injuries involve bones, muscles, and connective tissue and can be mild to severe.

Some of the most common foot injuries include:

Fractures

Fractures can occur in any of the bones in your foot. Fractures of the forefoot, including the toes, are common, but the midfoot and the heel bone (calcaneus) can fracture under a sharp impact.

Plantar fasciitis and heel spurs

The band of connective tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot can suffer a series of micro-injuries, causing it to become inflamed and tight. This condition can result in bone spurs in the heel, which causes heel pain.

Ankle sprains and strains

An injury to your ankle can damage ligaments and other parts of the ankle. Acute (sudden) ankle injuries often result in more severe sprains, while chronic improper or overuse can lead to ankle strains.

Which activities cause foot injuries?

Some common causes of chronic or acute foot injuries include:

  • Falls
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Gait imbalance
  • Improper footwear

An imbalance in the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints in your feet can make you more prone to injuries, especially overuse syndromes.

How does a podiatrist diagnose foot injuries?

To determine the exact cause of your injury, the experienced team at the Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC does a thorough foot evaluation, takes an X-ray, and reviews your symptoms and health history.

How are foot injuries treated?

Treatment of foot injuries depends on the type and severity of your injury. The experts at Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC begin with a conservative approach. Your foot injury treatment plan can include:

  • Rest, elevation, and ice
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Braces or splints
  • Custom orthotics
  • Laser therapy

Many foot injuries will heal completely using this approach, but sometimes surgery is the best option. The surgical team at the Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC has the training and expertise to address tissue tears, cartilage damage, and other severe conditions that can require surgery.

If you’ve suffered an injury, don’t wait to call the nearest Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC office or to schedule an appointment online today.