Foot fractures are among the most common musculoskeletal injuries, accounting for about 10% of broken bones. At Frankford Podiatry Associates, PC, with three offices in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the board-certified podiatrists and foot and ankle surgeons offer complete fracture care to people of all ages. After taking digital X-rays, they make personalized treatment recommendations to promote healing and restore your mobility. Call Frankford Podiatry Associates, PC, today to schedule a fracture care appointment or book your visit online.
Fracture care is a podiatry subspecialty that diagnoses and treats broken bones in the feet, toes, and ankles. It uses imaging technology, like digital X-rays, to diagnose and immobilize, physical therapy, and surgery to encourage healing.
Make an appointment at Frankford Podiatry Associates, PC, if you have any of the following symptoms:
Some foot fractures are minor and improve with rest and activity changes. Others are more serious and benefit from surgery. Prompt treatment speeds up your body’s healing process, reducing the risk of severe complications.
Your Frankford Podiatry Associates, PC, provider reviews your medical records and asks about your injury, including what you were doing when it happened, what it feels like, and where and when the pain is most noticeable.
They examine your foot, ankle, heel, and toes, checking for redness, bruising, and swelling. They press on the affected area to pinpoint sensitive places and assess your foot’s range of motion. Your podiatrist might also ask you to walk around the exam room to observe your posture and gait (how you walk).
If your provider suspects you have a broken bone, they order digital X-rays. X-rays give them a closer look at your bones and joints so that they can assess how severe your injury is and make treatment recommendations.
The Frankford Podiatry Associates, PC, team tailors fracture care to each patient’s symptoms and needs. Depending on the severity of your fracture, they could suggest:
Fracture care involves regular checkups. Your podiatrist monitors your healing at each checkup and adjusts your treatment plan to ensure the best results.
Call Frankford Podiatry Associates, PC, today to schedule fracture care for yourself or your child, or book your visit online.