Foot & Ankle Trauma
Thousand Oaks Podiatrists Treating Injuries
Most people will experience a foot or ankle injury at some point in their lifetime. These injuries can make your everyday life much more difficult, prompting many people to do whatever they can to recover as quickly as possible. At Performance Foot and Ankle, we provide comprehensive care and treatment for foot and ankle trauma using sophisticated practices and technology.
We frequently provide treatment for patients that were injured from:
- Sports-related activities
- Wear and tear from overuse
- Uncomfortable footwear
- Car crashes and other accidents
- Ruptured tendons
- Foreign bodies (splinters, glass, metal, etc.)'
How can a Podiatrist Treat Foot and Ankle Trauma in Thousand Oaks?
A podiatrist can play a crucial role in the treatment of foot and ankle trauma in Thousand Oaks. Here are some ways in which a podiatrist can help:
Evaluation and Diagnosis: When you visit a podiatrist for foot and ankle trauma, they will examine your condition, assess the severity of the injury, and make an accurate diagnosis. This may involve physical examination, medical history review, and possibly imaging tests like X-rays or MRI scans.
Treatment Planning: Based on the diagnosis, a podiatrist will develop an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific injury. They will discuss the available options and recommend the most appropriate course of action.
Immobilization and Casting: For certain types of foot and ankle trauma, immobilization is necessary to promote healing. A podiatrist may apply a cast, splint, or use other orthotic devices to restrict movement and provide support to the injured area.
Medication and Pain Management: Podiatrists can prescribe medication to manage pain, reduce inflammation, or prevent infection. They will monitor your response to medication and adjust the treatment plan as needed.
Wound Care: If the foot or ankle trauma involves open wounds or lacerations, a podiatrist can provide proper wound care. They will clean and dress the wound, ensuring it is kept clean and protected to minimize the risk of infection.
Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation: After the initial healing phase, a podiatrist can recommend and guide you through appropriate exercises and physical therapy to restore strength, flexibility, and range of motion in the foot and ankle. This helps to improve functionality and prevent long-term complications.
Follow-up Care: Throughout the healing process, a podiatrist will provide ongoing monitoring and follow-up care. They will assess your progress, address any concerns or complications, and make necessary adjustments to the treatment plan.
By seeking the expertise of our podiatrist in Thousand Oaks for mild to advanced foot and ankle trauma, you can benefit from their specialized knowledge and experience, ensuring the best possible outcome for your recovery.
Symptoms of a Foot of Ankle Injury That Needs Treatment
Many injuries will heal on their own over time, but sometimes you need to recover in a short period of time or have a problem that will not improve without treatment. Athletes, in particular, cannot afford to leave foot injuries untreated. Putting more strain on an injured foot before it has a chance to fully heal can result in more long-term potentially permanent problems that could prevent you from participating in your sport.
A podiatrist can help you if you experience the following symptoms after sustaining a foot or ankle injury:
- Pain that gets worse when walking or moving
- Swelling or bruising
- Difficulty moving the foot
- Tenderness in the back of the heel
- Pain when wearing shoes and other footwear
As with any injury, surgery should only be considered a last resort for these types of aches and pains. Many patients can find relief through physical therapy, custom orthotics, and other noninvasive treatments.
We use the latest in technologies and treatments to help you heal better and faster.
Our physicians are licensed by the State of California Medical Board and certified by the American Board of Foot & Ankle surgery
We strive to give you the best results possible & get you back to your active life.
Available to treat you at three different locations with flexible appointment times.