Common Foot and Ankle Injuries and How We Can Help

There are a number of common foot and ankle injuries that you will need to see a podiatrist. At Virginia Foot & Ankle Surgical Associates, serving Charlottesville, VA, and the nearby region, Dr. Joseph Disabato works with patients who are dealing with common injuries such as ankle sprains, stress fractures, Achilles tendon tears, or plantar fasciitis. When you are having pain in your feet or ankles, or you are dealing with an injury, it's important to get the care you deserve.

Common Foot and Ankle Injuries

Plantar fasciitis is a common foot injury that can come on suddenly after a long day of walking, or from a chronic lack of support in your feet. Running often causes plantar fasciitis, and this is a painful condition that can take months to heal. Ankle sprains are common injuries seen by a podiatrist, while stress fractures throughout the feet and ankles are treated often. Another common injury is an Achilles tendon tear, which requires surgery to repair the problem.

Treatment for Common Foot and Ankle Injuries

Treatment for foot and ankle injuries is determined by what your injury is, and how severe the problem is. With issues stemming from plantar fasciitis, ice and rest may be all you need in the short term. Physical therapy can address plantar fasciitis while stretching and strengthening exercises can decrease inflammation. Sprains often require anti-inflammatory medication, pain medication, rest, and ice for you to recover fully. While issues with an Achilles tendon tear require surgical intervention. Your podiatrist will evaluate your feet and ankles, and come up with the right treatment to manage your condition.

Schedule With Our Podiatrist Today

At Virginia Foot & Ankle Surgical Associates, serving Charlottesville, VA, and the surrounding area, Dr. Disabato is ready to assess and treat your foot and ankle injuries. Call our office today and set up your appointment to meet with Dr. Disabato. Get the treatment you deserve for all of your foot and ankle injuries. Call (434) 977-8040 for the office in Charlottesville, VA, and (540) 825-1350 for the office in Culpeper, VA.

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