Injuring your foot can result in minor discomfort up to severe pain, and your ability to put pressure on that foot can be compromised or become impossible. In other cases, such as a bad wound, your mobility is fine, but the health of your foot is being put in jeopardy. Foot injuries are urgent matters, and handled as such here at Temecula Valley Podiatry.
When you come in, our Temecula foot injury treatment is preceded by a thorough examination and possibly x-rays. Among the most common ways to hurt your foot is an ankle sprain. It is unfortunately very easy to land wrong or to twist the ankle unintentionally. There may be obvious swelling, but it’s also possible that the ankle looks normal to the eye. What is of paramount importance is that you do not ignore it. Don’t try to “walk it off” or wait it out. It is not going to simply go away without some help. Our Temecula foot injury treatment can include options such as compression (wrapping the ankle), physical therapy, and even surgery if the ligament has torn. On your own, resting it, icing it, and elevating it are most useful. You will also need to use crutches or a walker. Plantar fasciitis, the inflammation and tearing of the band of tissue connecting your heel to your toes, is another common foot injury. Orthotics are the treatment of first option, but may be combined with exercises, physical therapy, cortisone injections, and oral medication. Foot wounds typically heal on their own, but if it is a particularly large wound, or one that has not been responding as quickly as you expected it to (especially if you have diabetes or nerve damage), then you’ll want to consult with our podiatrist.
Book an appointment with our office right now to benefit from our Temecula foot injury treatment.