Traumatic Injuries Specialist

Advanced Foot, Ankle, & Wound Specialists, PA

Board-Certified Podiatrists, Foot & Ankle Surgeons & Board-Certified Wound Care Specialists located in Tamarac, Coral Springs, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, & Boca Raton, FL

About 25% of your bones are in your feet, so it’s not surprising that traumatic injuries of the feet and ankles are common. At Advanced Foot, Ankle, & Wound Specialists, PA, the board-certified podiatrists excel in traumatic injury treatment that restores your normal foot function. There are convenient office branches in Tamarac, Coral Springs, Pompano Beach, Downtown Fort Lauderdale, Las Olas Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, and Boca Raton, Florida. Reach out by phone or schedule an appointment online for help with traumatic injuries of the feet and ankles.

Traumatic Injuries Q & A

What are the symptoms of a foot or ankle trauma?

Foot and ankle trauma happens suddenly, usually triggering symptoms immediately. Common symptoms can include: 

  • Severe pain
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Bleeding
  • Inability to bear weight
  • Ankle instability
  • Bump, bulge, or other deformities

These symptoms are serious and require immediate attention from the Advanced Foot, Ankle, & Wound Specialists, PA, team. 

How do you diagnose traumatic injuries of the feet and ankles? 

The team examines your foot and ankle and may ask you to move your foot in specific ways if possible. You may have diagnostic X-rays or other imaging tests such as MRI to pinpoint the damage within your foot or ankle. During the diagnostic process, the team makes every effort to keep you comfortable. 

How do you treat traumatic injuries in the feet and ankles?

Traumatic foot and ankle injuries can vary considerably. Minor injuries might include tiny fractures within a toe or mild sprains or strains. For more minor traumatic injuries, treatment may include:

  • Anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Bandaging 
  • Brace, splint, or cast
  • Prescription exercises
  • Custom orthotics

Severe traumatic injuries of the feet and ankles may require a different approach. These types of injuries may include displaced bone fractures, where the ends of the bones don't align anymore, and spiral fractures, where your bone breaks at an angle. Achilles tendon rupture, where your tendon rips cleanly across, is a severe soft tissue trauma.

If you have a serious traumatic injury, the team may recommend foot reconstructive foot surgery. With reconstructive surgery, your surgeon can realign broken bones, repair soft tissue tears, and restore normal balance and alignment of the bones and tissues around your injury. 

After your treatment, whether non-operative or surgical, you'll have a period of restricted activity. It's vital to follow the podiatry team’s instructions for rest during this time. You may also need mobility aids like crutches or a walker as you recover from a foot or ankle trauma. 

The team of specialists at Advanced Foot, Ankle, & Wound Specialists, PA, treats all forms of foot and ankle trauma using state-of-the-art methods and tools. 

Fast treatment means the best results, so call the office nearest you or schedule an appointment online today for the best in Florida traumatic injury care.