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Farmington Hills Podiatrist

Ankle sprains in Farmington Hills

Farmington Hills podiatrist

Farmington Hills podiatrist

Ankle sprains require prompt attention so that a bad situation is not made worse. Here at Family Footcare, P.C., our priority is the rapid healing of your ankle, so that you can resume your normal level of activity, free of pain.

Among the most common injuries that our Farmington Hills podiatrist addresses are ankle sprains. And when you include those cases where what was thought to be a sprain of the ligament instead turned out to be a bone fracture or muscle strain, the number goes even higher. It is essential that when you sustain an injury in your ankle, that you make it a point to be seen by our Farmington Hills podiatrist in a timely manner. Putting stress on the joint can only cause further complications. And if you have a hairline bone fracture, it can become a full fracture by continuing to walk on it or worse still, run or jump. In order to reach a definitive diagnosis, x-rays will be taken in addition to a thorough examination of the ankle itself. The appropriate treatment may depend, at least somewhat, on the severity of the injury, but many ankle sprains respond very well to rest, ice, compression, and elevation, or what is known as the RICE method. Rest means simply staying off it to the greatest extent possible, and the use of crutches or a walker to avoid any pressure being put on it. Ice is an ideal approach for dealing with swelling. Compression refers to wrapping the ankle, which we take care of here at our office. It stabilizes the joint as it heals. And if you can, elevate the leg over your head for up to two to three hours per day. Should the ligament be torn, surgery might be needed.

Contact our office right away to book an appointment to have your ankle sprain diagnosed and treated by our Farmington Hills podiatrist.

29355 Northwestern Highway, Suite 110
Southfield, MI 48034
(248) 209-3260

48334 Flat Feet

Treating flat feet in 48334

48334 flat feet

48334 flat feet

Flat feet are defined as when the arch, which runs lengthwise across the sole of your foot, is lowered or flattened. It is not always a problem. Some people have 48334 flat feet and suffer no pain or discomfort as a result. But if do, we at Family Footcare, P.C. can help.

You may have flat feet due to genetics. But it is an issue that can affect you even if you don’t have a family history of it. Stroke, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and various foot injuries can cause you to develop 48334 flat feet. There are risk factors, though, that make it more likely for you to end up with this concern. If you have shoes that don’t fit well or don’t provide sufficient support; spend a lot of time walking, running, jumping, or even just standings; or have sustained sudden weight gain, it is not uncommon for flat feet to occur. Among the ways to address the condition is by switching to more supportive shoes, with good arch support, and that are not too tight. You may also consider using orthotics, or shoe inserts. These helpful additions to your shoes can be made from rubber, plastic, leather, or metal. Our podiatrist will recommend the ones that are most appropriate for you. You will have better balance for your feet and the cushion provided by orthotics will keep you more comfortable, reducing the impact from walking, running, jumping, and other activities. Stretching exercises an also be helpful in the treatment of 48334 flat feet. Only if the methods described do not achieve the required results would surgery be considered as an option. In the majority of cases, it is a situation that can be managed non-invasively.

Don’t put up with feet that hurt. You need them for so much in your daily life. Fortunately, our podiatrist has the solutions for you. Call our office and arrange an appointment to come in.

29355 Northwestern Highway, Suite 110
Southfield, MI 48034
(248) 209-3260

48301 Podiatrist

 Treating foot pain in 48301

48301 podiatrist

48301 podiatrist

When you are experiencing pain in your foot or ankle, or you have pain there for any reason, it can affect your entire life and that’s no exaggeration. Walking can be difficult or even impossible, and even standing can be excruciating under the most extreme circumstances. When that happens, don’t turn to a general practitioner. You want a specialist and that’s our 48301 podiatrist. Here at Family Footare, P.C., we offer personalized care and the skills and experience that will leave you confident that relief is on the way.

Without a doubt, the most common injury of the foot or ankle is an ankle sprain, in which you twist or turn it the wrong way and injure the ligament. It’s very easy to sprain an ankle. And when you do, you should not dismiss it or shrug it off. It needs attention so that you can heal and get better. First and foremost, it’s vital to ensure that it is actually a sprain and not a strain (as in a tendon or muscle) or a fracture (as in a bone). It is especially important to ascertain that you don’t have a fracture. Even a hairline fracture can turn into a full one if it is ignored. Second, once the sprain has been verified by our 48301 podiatrist, the severity needs to be evaluated. This will help to point in the right direction for treatment.

Treating foot pain and managing foot injuries is often focused on either the heel or the toes. Plantar fasciitis is a common heel injury, in which the tough and thick tissue that connects your heel to your toes becomes irritated or inflamed. This causes pain and can even lead to the formation of heel spurs, further worsening the situation. Hammertoes, in which the middle joint of your toe gets stuck in the bent position, can either be flexible (minimal movement) or rigid (no movement whatsoever). The latter kind will typically need surgical intervention to address it. However, most foot pain, including flexible hammertoes, bunions, corns, and calluses, among others, can be managed with non-invasive treatment form our 48301 podiatrist.

29355 Northwestern Highway, Suite 110
Southfield, MI 48034
(248) 209-3260