Foot And Ankle Trauma Specialist

LA Foot and Ankle Care

Podiatrist & Foot and Ankle Specialist located in Reseda, CA & Glendale, CA

Foot and ankle injuries — whether due to a fall, overuse, work accident, or sports — can be extremely painful and limit your ability to walk and stand. To get back on your feet, visit the team at LA Foot and Ankle Care for a thorough exam and treatment. Located in Reseda and Glendale, California, the team offers comprehensive conservative and surgical management of all types of foot and ankle injuries so you can recover and get out of pain as quickly as possible. To schedule a visit, call the office today.

Foot and Ankle Trauma

What are the signs of a foot or ankle injury?

Foot and ankle injuries can cause minor symptoms or major complications. If you have any of the following symptoms, it’s best to get an exam at LA Foot and Ankle Care right away:

  • Pain, bruising, or swelling of the foot or ankle
  • Loss of range of motion
  • Significantly increased range of motion
  • Inability to bear weight
  • Rapid onset of swelling and bruising
  • Pain even at rest

Some injuries may be accompanied by the sensation or sound of a pop, crack, or snap. If your injury occurred while playing sports, tell your doctor how it happened and what motions or movements you were making that caused the pain.

When should I see a podiatrist for my foot or ankle injury?

If you have any of the signs of a foot or ankle injury listed above or you have a minor injury that isn’t getting better after 1-2 weeks of rest, schedule a visit. 

The sooner you get treatment for a foot or ankle injury, the sooner you can get out of pain and back to your favorite sports or other activities.

Waiting to get treatment for a foot or ankle injury can increase your chances of a lengthy recovery process or the potential for long-term disability or chronic pain.

How do podiatrists diagnose foot and ankle injuries?

To properly diagnose a foot or ankle injury, the team discusses the circumstances when your injury occurred, where you’re experiencing pain, and what other symptoms you’ve noticed, like bruising or swelling. 

Your doctor then examines the injured area, moving it in different directions and feeling for swelling, tenderness, and structural abnormalities. Your doctor may take X-rays to determine your diagnosis, if needed.

How do podiatrists treat foot and ankle injuries?

The LA Foot and Ankle Care team offers a wide range of conservative and surgical treatments to relieve pain and help you heal after a foot or ankle injury. Conservative treatment options include:

  • Lifestyle modifications
  • Custom orthotics and ankle braces
  • Splinting or bracing
  • Medications, including topical treatments and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories
  • Injections, including cortisone and platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
  • Physical therapy
  • Shoe modification

For more serious or severe injuries that require surgical care, LA Foot and Ankle Care offers outpatient procedures in the office. The team outlines which surgical approaches are best for your condition based on your symptoms, exam, X-rays, and lifestyle.

To schedule a visit for your foot or ankle injury, call the office today.

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