Foot Injuries

Foot Injuries Specialist
When your foot is injured, Manhattan Podiatry Associates can help. Doctors here can work with patients throughout the New York City, NY area to develop a customized treatment plan for a variety of foot injuries including fractures, bunions, turf toe, and tendonitis.

Foot Injuries Q & A




What Injuries Can Affect the Foot?

Heel and foot injuries can happen from participating in activities where there is a danger of trauma to the foot or ankle in addition to developing as a result of abnormal stress on the feet. Common injuries include:

  • Achilles bursitis
  • Broken toes
  • Bruised heels
  • Bunions
  • Calcaneal fracture
  • Dislocated toes
  • Hallux rigidus
  • Hammer toe
  • Midtarsal joint sprain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Stress fractures
  • Tendonitis
  • Turf Toe

Numerous injuries can be prevented when the people follow the advice of a podiatrist. Make sure to wear the proper footwear and stretch the ankle and foot beforehand to minimize the chance of certain injuries. 

When Should I See a Doctor? 

seek further medical treatment from the podiatrist if you experience any of the following:

  • Severe pain, especially when walking
  • Altered sensations such as loss of feeling in the foot or the feeling of pins and needles
  • Severe swelling
  • Cannot complete normal every day activities after 72 hours

Additionally, if weakness persists for more than two weeks it is also suggested that patients visit the office.

What Treatments Are Used for Sports Injuries?

The podiatrist will conduct an evaluation to determine what part of the foot or ankle is affected and to what extent. Traditionally, the podiatrist will order x-rays and may order an MRI or CT scan. there are non-surgical options available, depending on the injury, which include:

  • An immobilizing boot can be worn by patients
  • Icing and elevation can help for mild to moderate injuries in addition to resting the foot
  • NSAID pain killers such as ibuprofen can be used as well as prescribed pain relievers

The use of splints or padding as well as physical therapy can also assist with treating certain injuries such as a sprain or bunions. Fractures, especially severe plantar fasciitis, and other severe conditions may need surgery.

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