Podiatry located in Huntingdon Valley, PA

Fractures services offered in Huntingdon Valley, PA

Fractures often feel painful and can heal improperly when left untreated. At Montgomery Podiatry in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, the skilled podiatry team offers comprehensive medical care for foot and ankle fractures to reduce pain and speed up healing without a risk of complications. Call the office to schedule a foot or ankle fracture evaluation, or use the online booking feature today. 

Fractures Q&A

What are fractures?

Fractures are bone breaks resulting from falls, sports injuries, accidents, or chronic diseases. Fractures might be mild or severe. The best treatment for fractures depends on the type and severity of the fracture you have. Montgomery Podiatry treats mild, moderate, and severe foot and ankle fractures. See your podiatrist at the first sign of a painful injury.

What are the symptoms of a fracture?

The common symptoms you may develop after a fracture include:

  • Swelling
  • Pain 
  • Tenderness
  • Bruising
  • Warmth
  • Redness
  • Weakness
  • Reduced mobility
  • Diminished range of motion
  • Visible tissue deformity 

The pain you feel after a fracture might be mild or extreme. Much of the time, fractures cause intense pain. 

What causes fractures?

Foot and ankle fractures are often caused by sports injuries, car accidents, falls, or overuse due to improper training. Older age and carrying excess body weight are also risk factors, as well as having osteoporosis or another degenerative disease. See the Montgomery Podiatry team at the first sign of a fracture. 

How does my podiatrist diagnose fractures?

Your Montgomery Podiatry provider determines the extent of the fracture you have after reviewing your symptoms, examining the site of the injury, and ordering X-rays. You might need additional diagnostic tests if they suspect you have other injuries in addition to fractures. 

Once your specialist learns more about the type of injury you have, they determine how to best treat it and restore foot and ankle joint function. 

How are fractures treated?

The treatment that’s best for your fracture depends on its severity and the type you have. The Montgomery Podiatry team may recommend ice and rest, bracing, casting, regenerative medicine injections, external fixation, or foot or ankle surgery.

They offer minimally invasive surgery of the foot and ankle to improve the structure and function of broken bones and damaged soft tissues.

Physical therapy is another excellent option to enhance healing after foot or ankle fractures. Your specialist tailors each treatment plan to minimize discomfort and enhance healing. 

To find out if you have fractures and heal properly, schedule an evaluation at Montgomery Podiatry by phone or request one online today.