Foot Injuries Specialist

Family Health Center of Bastrop

Multi-Specialty Medical Group in Bastrop & Smithville, TX

Foot injuries and ankle injuries can happen while playing extreme sports or just walking a lot. At Family Health Center of Bastrop, in Bastrop and Smithville, Texas, the full-time podiatrist has over 20 years of experience diagnosing and treating foot and ankle injuries of all kinds. For an evaluation of your injury and treatment with or without surgery, call Family Health Center of Bastrop or book an appointment online today.

Foot Injuries Q & A

What are some common types of foot and ankle injuries?

Foot and ankle injuries are particularly common because your feet and ankles are responsible for supporting and withstanding your body’s full weight when you stand, walk, run, and jump. The region includes a network of bones, tendons, ligaments, muscles, and nerves that work together to provide mobility and support. The full-time podiatrist at Family Health Center of Bastrop can diagnose and treat:

  • Foot stress fractures
  • Ankle fractures
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Ankle sprains
  • Turf toe
  • Heel spurs

All of these injuries can make it difficult to stand or walk. The team at Family Health Center of Bastrop treats your injury and aims to restore your full mobility.

How can I tell if I have a foot or ankle injury?

Foot and ankle injuries can happen suddenly or develop over time with repeated movements. You’ll likely know right away that you have a foot or ankle injury because of:

  • Pain in your foot or ankle
  • Worsening pain when you stand on the affected foot
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Instability when standing or walking
  • Restricted motion

Before you attend your appointment, you can care for your injury by applying ice, keeping it elevated, and taking over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications. 

How are foot and ankle injuries diagnosed?

Your provider at Family Health Center of Bastrop examines your injury site and asks about your symptoms. To make sure your diagnosis is accurate, they may use imaging techniques like X-rays, CT scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), or ultrasound imaging for a complete view of the bones, tissues, and blood flow. 

How are foot and ankle injuries treated?

The on-staff podiatrist at Family Health Center of Bastrop can accommodate your needs according to the type of foot or ankle injury you have. He uses a conservative approach for milder injuries and can perform surgery using his privileges in nearby major hospitals and surgery centers if you need it. Your treatment might involve:

Immobilization

Immobilizing your foot and ankle with a cast or boot can encourage proper healing and prevent worsening the injury. 

Medications

Certain medications can reduce pain and swelling from a foot or ankle injury.

Physical therapy

Taking part in physical therapy can help you keep your foot and ankle mobile after an injury. Physical therapy is especially important if you’re an athlete and want to continue playing your sport after your injury heals. 

Surgery

For severe foot and ankle injuries, surgery may be necessary. The podiatrist at Family Health Center of Bastrop tells you which type of surgery you need for your foot or ankle and what to expect. 

If you injure your foot or ankle in any way, don’t hesitate to call Family Health Center of Bastrop or book an appointment online today.