Ankle & Foot Injuries Specialist

Foot & Ankle Specialists

Podiatrists located in Bountiful, UT, Draper, UT & Tooele, UT

Foot and ankle injuries like ankle instability and ankle sprains are not only painful but also potentially very dangerous. If you’re injured, don’t keep trying to walk and move normally until an experienced podiatrist checks it out because you could cause more damage. Foot and Ankle Specialists has locations in Tooele, Bountiful, and Draper, Utah, for your convenience. Click the online scheduler or call the location closest to you for an appointment now.

Ankle & Foot Injuries Q & A

What are the signs of foot and ankle injuries?

Pain is one of the most obvious signs of a foot or ankle injury, but it’s definitely not the only indicator. You may also experience:

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Inflammation or red skin around the foot or ankle
  • Inability to bear weight on your foot and ankle
  • Ankle gives way unexpectedly or feels wobbly (ankle instability)

All of the signs above should be taken seriously. These symptoms can occur in torn ligaments, broken bones, and conditions like chronic ankle instability. To find out the source of the symptoms, it’s vital that you see a Foot and Ankle Specialists podiatrist as soon as possible.

What should I do if I have a foot or ankle injury?

There are a few things that you can do to take care of your foot or ankle injury until you see a Foot and Ankle Specialists podiatrist. Generally, the best rule-of-thumb to follow is the “RICE” rule.

  • Rest: Avoid exercise, and stay off your feet as much as possible
  • Ice: Apply an ice compress to your foot or ankle gently, 20 minutes at a time
  • Compression: Lightly wrap an elastic bandage around your foot and ankle
  • Elevation: While sitting, use pillows to keep your foot above your waist level

Although the RICE rule won’t cure your foot or ankle problem, it can help you avoid worsening the injury until you see a podiatrist for treatment.

How are foot and ankle injuries treated?

The treatment for foot and ankle injuries depends on the kind of injury and how severe your symptoms are. For some kinds of injuries, such as ankle sprains, your podiatrist may recommend continuing with good home care and then using additional stabilization devices if you need them.

For many foot and ankle injuries, rehabilitation is a very important part of recovery. Through rehab prescribed by your podiatrist, you’ll gradually heal and recover your strength until your foot or ankle is back to full power and range-of-motion.

If you have a more serious ankle injury such as a fracture or a torn ligament, you could need surgery if you don’t heal properly. Every foot and ankle injury is unique to the patient, and your Foot and Ankle Specialists podiatrist will personalize the ideal treatment plan for you.

Use the online scheduler or call the Foot and Ankle Specialists location closest to you to make your appointment now for foot and ankle injury treatment.

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