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Trauma Specialist

Richmond Podiatry Associates

Podiatry & Diabetic Wound Care Specialists located in Staten Island, NY

Trauma to your feet or ankles can have a major impact on your mobility and overall quality of life. If you experience foot or ankle trauma, Richmond Podiatry Associates in the Eltingville neighborhood of Staten Island, New York, offers the care you need to restore your health and regain your physical functions. The highly experienced team specializes in comprehensive care and offers some of the latest treatment options. To speak with a doctor about your foot or ankle trauma, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Trauma Q & A

What are some different types of foot trauma?

Your feet and ankles can experience a wide range of injuries including:

  • Lacerations
  • Fractures
  • Sprains
  • Strained or torn muscles
  • Bruises
  • Dislocation

Your feet and ankles are complex structures made of bones, joints, nerves, tendons, and other soft tissues. Damage to any of these structures can jeopardize both your health and mobility. The foot and ankle specialists at Richmond Podiatry Associates offer accurate diagnostics and a number of different treatments to help you heal and regain your physical functions. 

When should I see a doctor?

Accidents, improper footwear, and overuse are all factors that can lead to foot or ankle trauma. Depending on the injury, trauma can cause a number of symptoms like:

  • Severe pain
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Bleeding
  • Deformity
  • Difficulty walking

If you experience a sudden injury or severe symptoms, Richmond Podiatry Associates can provide you with the right diagnosis and treatment for your condition. Although certain conditions like mild sprains or bruises can usually be treated with at-home care, other types of trauma like fractures, lacerations, and dislocations require medical care to avoid further complications with your health and mobility.

How is foot trauma diagnosed?

To determine the nature of your foot or ankle trauma, your doctor performs a thorough evaluation, beginning with a physical exam. Depending on your symptoms, your doctor may perform additional tests like an X-ray, MRI, or ultrasound. Once you’ve been diagnosed, your podiatrist works with you to develop the most effective treatment plan for your foot trauma. 

What treatments are available for foot trauma?

Treatment depends on the type of injury and the severity of your symptoms. Richmond Podiatry Associates offers a number of treatments, including pain medication, therapeutic exercises, immobilization, and wound care. The team also provides surgical treatment for issues like complex fractures and severely damaged soft tissue (muscles, tendons, and ligaments). 

Richmond Podiatry Associates specializes in comprehensive foot and ankle care, and your provider may combine a number of treatments to help you achieve the most successful recovery. The team takes the time to understand your needs and develop a treatment plan that works for you. To schedule your visit, book an appointment by phone or online today.