Gentle Foot and Ankle Care
Podiatry located in Madison Heights, Troy, Commerce Township & South Lyon
Accidents are rarely foreseeable, and you can sustain injuries whether or not you take safety precautions ahead of time. The board-certified podiatrists at Gentle Foot and Ankle Care in Madison Heights, Troy, Commerce Township, and South Lyon, Michigan, evaluate and treat injuries from workplace accidents, car accidents, and accidents in the home. To book an appointment for accident injuries, call the nearest office or schedule online today.
Accident Injuries Q & A
What are accident injuries?
Accident injuries are bodily damages that happen in auto accidents, workplace accidents, or any other unintentional instance.
Even if you take all of the proper precautions while engaging in certain jobs or activities, like wearing a seatbelt while driving or wearing protective gear at work, accident injuries can happen on a whim.
The team at Gentle Foot and Ankle Care specializes in treating some of the most common accident injuries affecting the feet and ankles.
In many cases, you get more than one injury in the same area. After evaluating the injury or injuries using physical exams, X-rays, and MRIs, the team creates a treatment plan which may involve conservative therapies or surgery.
What are some common foot and ankle accident injuries?
Injuries that happen in accidents can be traumatic and cause damage to multiple structures in the foot and ankle. Some of this damage, like joint or nerve damage, can have a long-term impact on your foot and ankle health.
Some foot and ankle injuries that commonly happen in accidents are:
- Bone fractures
- Joint dislocations
- Sprains and strains
- Puncture wounds and lacerations
- Crush injuries leading to compartment syndrome
The team explains your injuries to you and goes over the results of any imaging test you get. Whether you have one or multiple distinct accident injuries, treatment typically involves a few different procedures, medications, and physical therapy.
How are accident injuries treated?
The team at Gentle Foot and Ankle Care carefully evaluates your injury before recommending a treatment plan. They take note of the damage to the soft tissue, skin, bones, cartilage, and nerves.
Typically, they start with conservative treatment options and only recommend surgery in severe or treatment-resistant accident injury cases.
Your treatment plan for an accident injury at Gentle Foot and Ankle Care might involve:
- Anti-inflammatory medications
- Extracorporeal shock wave treatment (ESWT)
- Wound care
- Physical therapy
- Braces, splints, or casts
- Foot and ankle surgery
When an accident injury impacts your mobility or foot and ankle function, you need to take part in a rehabilitative treatment plan that includes physical therapy as you heal.
The team at Gentle Foot and Ankle Care helps you work up to a normal activity level again after sustaining an accident injury and going through treatment.
Don’t wait to book an evaluation after an accident, even if you think your foot or ankle injury is minor. Call Gentle Foot and Ankle Care or book an appointment online for accident injuries today.
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