At Family Footcare, PC, our mission is to provide our patients with outstanding full service foot care in a comfortable and relaxing environment. We believe in educating our patients as to all possible treatment options. We proudly offer a full complement of foot and ankle services for all of your family’s podiatric needs including emergency foot care in Farmington Hills. Our doctors are highly qualified and well respected in their field. Dr. Milton J. Stern is a board certified foot specialist who has been in practice since 1980. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgeons, a Fellow in the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, and a Fellow in the American Professional Wound Care Society. Dr. Randy K. Kaplan is a board certified foot specialist who has been in practice since 1981. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgeons, a Fellow in the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. The newest member of this stellar team is Dr. Cindy Pavcic who came on board in 2012. Dr. Pavicic treats all ages, in all aspects of medical and surgical foot and ankle care. Her specialties include reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, pediatric foot and ankle pathology, laser treatment, orthotic therapy for congenital/traumatic deformities, diabetic wound care, and foot ankle sports medicine injuries.
When you have suffered an emergency, we provide immediate and effective emergency foot care in Farmington Hills. One of our emergency foot care services is treatment for fractures. A stress fracture is a break in the bone which results from cumulative and/or repetitive strain to a particular site. These fractures are most commonly seen affecting the long bones or metatarsals of the foot. More specifically, they seem to involve most often, the three middle metatarsals with the second metatarsal being to most common. Pain in varying degrees is usually the chief complaint and it may or may not be accompanied by swelling and discoloration. Stress fractures are often problems because of their tendency to be missed or neglected. In most cases of metatarsal stress fractures, the actual bone break does not show on a regular x-ray for about ten days to two weeks from its onset. These fractures should be identified as soon as possible and properly managed by a specialist in order to insure a good result and prevent unnecessary disability.
The leading cause of a stress fracture is that of cumulative or repetitive strain to a particular bone site. Cumulative strain to a particular site involves smaller stress loads that are repeated over a lengthy period of time. Either heavy strain for a short time period or lighter loads repeated over a longer time period can produce localized stress fractures. Usually, an x-ray taken after about ten days from the injury onset will identify the fracture site. The emergency foot care in Farmington Hills is the same as any other bone break. The area involved must be protected, supported, and immobilized to some extent. Motion at the fracture site has to be controlled so as to allow proper healing to occur. In most cases, a protective fracture shoe is used to accomplish these goals. The patient should limit his or her walking and should be followed up by our team to monitor the healing process. When you have a foot emergency, come to the team you can trust.