Foot Trauma

Foot Trauma

Foot Trauma services offered in Commack, NY

Millions of Americans visit the podiatrist each year to receive treatment for foot trauma, such as sprains, strains, and fractures. At Mayfair Foot Care in Commack, New York, podiatrists Edward Buro, DPM, Christine Peterson, DPM, and Rosario Saccomanno, DPM, have years of experience diagnosing and treating various types of foot trauma. After an exam, they can pinpoint the cause of your discomfort and make treatment recommendations. Call the office to request a foot trauma consultation today, or book online.

What is foot trauma?

Foot trauma occurs when the soft or hard tissues in your feet experience an injury. Sometimes, trauma occurs suddenly, such as dropping something on your foot. Other times, it happens gradually because of general wear-and-tear (such as a stress fracture). 

No matter the type of foot trauma you experience, seeking treatment is crucial. Mayfair Foot Care can assess the severity of your injury and develop a custom care plan.

What are some common types of foot trauma?

Mayfair Foot Care treats various types of foot trauma, including:

  • Fractures
  • Wounds and lacerations
  • Joint injuries
  • Muscle strains
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Sprained ligaments
  • Ruptured tendons

Anyone can experience foot trauma, but it’s particularly common in athletes and those who work physically demanding jobs.

How is foot trauma diagnosed?

Your Mayfair Foot Care provider reviews your health charts and asks about your injury, including when it occurred, what you were doing, and the symptoms you’re experiencing. Next, your provider examines your lower legs, ankles, feet, and toes. They check for bruising, swelling, or redness and gently press on your skin to identify sensitive areas. 

Your provider also has you perform a series of easy exercises and orders X-rays, a CT scan, or an MRI to check for fractures, dislocated joints, or soft tissue injuries. 

How is foot trauma treated?

Treatment of foot trauma depends on your age, the severity of your symptoms, and the underlying cause. Mayfair Foot Care typically recommends conservative and nonsurgical treatments, including:

  • Splint, cast, or brace
  • Physical therapy
  • Activity modification
  • Pain medication
  • Orthotics
  • Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE therapy)

If your symptoms don’t improve or they worsen, your podiatrist might recommend surgery. During foot surgery, your provider uses special tools to remove diseased or damaged tissues and realign your bones and joints.

Is there any way to reduce my risk of foot trauma?

There’s no way to prevent foot trauma entirely, but there are steps you can take to reduce your risk. Mayfair Foot Care recommends warming up before working out or doing other physical activities, conditioning your muscles to strengthen them, and wearing comfortable, supportive shoes that fit your feet.

Call Mayfair Foot Care to learn more about the treatment options for foot trauma today, or book online.