Is it a fracture? Is it a sprain? Or is it something more serious? Self-diagnosing foot and ankle injuries can lead to inadequate treatment or prolonged and unnecessary discomfort. Whether a sudden injury or the onset of pain, prompt care is the key to a faster recovery.
As the main support structure for the body, the feet and ankles bear the brunt of your daily physical pressures. Their make up is quite intricate, with multiple tendons, bones, ligaments, and muscles all working to get you from point A to point B.
Depending on the extent and nature of the ailment, some injuries require little medical treatment other than rest, anti-inflammatory medications, and tightly-wrapped bandages. Other more serious conditions may require more aggressive and extensive care to achieve the best results.
The more common foot and ankle conditions include fractures, heel pain, cysts/lumps, tendon problems, bunions, and sports injuries. With proper diagnoses, it can be determined if the injury is the result of a simple misstep or if it is actually masking a more serious condition. Health First Orthopedic Specialists are trained to identify injuries and disease and provide advanced, effective treatments.
Research is a great place to start but it is no substitute for a personal consultation with a Health First Orthopedic Specialist. Whether your appointment results in a diagnosis or serves as a valued second opinion, Health First puts you one step closer to a life free of joint pain.Request an Appointment
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Health First hospitals provide Brevard County's leading Orthopedic care. Our Orthopedic Specialists are certified and trained in the most advanced procedures to provide joint solutions, including conservative rehabilitation, total and partial replacements, resurfacing and complex traumatic injury repair. From your initial consultation to your rehabilitation, your care is entrusted to the most qualified physicians, nurses, and treatment teams so you can be free to discover an improved you.Discover Health First