Foot and ankle trauma is common regardless of your age or athletic ability. After all, accidents happen. Trauma to the foot and ankle may occur while tripping over something, dropping objects, or in an automobile accident. Signs and symptoms of a traumatic injury to the foot or ankle include immediate and severe pain, inability to bear weight, swelling, bruising, tenderness to the touch, and apparent deformity. Because the foot is so complex, it is important to be evaluated by a foot and ankle specialist following an injury to prevent misdiagnosis and further complications. Common foot and ankle injuries due to trauma include:
- Osteochondritis Dissicans (OCD)
- Puncture Wounds
- Stress Fractures
- Tendon Ruptures
- Tendon Tears
- Toenail Trauma
If you suffered a foot or ankle trauma, contact Foot Surgeon Specialists of Texas at the location nearest you for evaluation and treatment.