Foot and ankle trauma can occur at any time. Sometimes it’s a result of a sports-related injury, other times it’s triggered by stepping down in an awkward way. Board-certified podiatrists and foot and ankle surgeons Matthew Hinderland, DPM, Jordan Cameron, DPM, Tyler Gloschat, DPM, and Joseph Fleck, DPM, at Foot and Ankle Institute of Colorado in Colorado Springs, Colorado, proudly offer several treatments to address foot and ankle trauma. Don’t let foot and ankle trauma keep you sidelined. Call the office nearest you or click the online booking tool to make an appointment today.
Foot and ankle trauma is a blanket term that refers to injuries that occur during sports, exercise, or other types of physical activity.
Sometimes, foot and ankle trauma occurs due to an accident or inadequate preparation. In other cases, it occurs due to improper gear or as a result of walking or running on an uneven surface.
Foot and ankle trauma affects people of all ages and backgrounds, but it’s especially common in young men aged 15-24. The two most common types of foot and ankle trauma are sprains and fractures involving the ligaments and bones in the ankle.
The providers at Foot and Ankle Institute of Colorado treat several types of foot and ankle trauma, including:
A sprain occurs when you extend or overstretch the ligaments that surround your ankle beyond their normal range of motion. In some cases, this causes hundreds of microscopic tears to form, but it can also cause a ligament to tear or rupture. Common symptoms of ankle sprains include pain, swelling, and an inability to place weight on your affected ankle.
A strain is a medical term used to describe damage to the muscles or tendons in your feet or ankles. Strains, like sprains, occur if you overstretch or extend these soft tissues beyond their normal range of motion. Common symptoms of strains include pain, swelling, and general discomfort.
A fracture is another word to describe a broken bone. Each of your feet contains 26 bones and 33 joints, and it’s possible to fracture any of these structures.
The team at the Foot and Ankle Institute of Colorado offers the latest techniques to fix fractures as efficiently as possible. This attention to detail and commitment to patient comfort, ensures you return to your favorite activities quickly.
If you experience foot and ankle trauma, it’s important to stay calm and act quickly. If your injury occurs during the day, call the team at Foot and Ankle Institute of Colorado right away. They’ll work to get you in for an appointment as soon as possible.
If your injury occurs outside of normal business hours, visit your nearest emergency room or call 911.
To learn more about treatment for foot and ankle trauma, request an appointment at Foot and Ankle Institute of Colorado today by calling the office nearest you or by clicking the online booking tool.