Fractures services offered in Commack, NY

Each of your feet contains more than 20 bones, so it’s no wonder they’re susceptible to fractures. At Mayfair Foot Care in Commack, New York, podiatrists Edward Buro, DPM, Christine Peterson, DPM, and Rosario Saccomanno, DPM, have years of experience diagnosing and treating foot and ankle fractures. Whether you need a cast or reconstructive surgery, the providers can help improve your mobility. Call the office to receive treatment for a fracture today, or book online.

What are fractures?

A fracture causes damage to a bone. You might suffer a fracture if you drop something heavy on your foot or step down awkwardly on your ankle.

Fractures vary in severity. Some cause your bone to break into multiple pieces; others cause minor damage that heals on its own.

If you experience a foot or ankle injury and suspect a fracture, contact Mayfair Foot Care immediately.

What are the symptoms of fractures?

Symptoms of foot fractures include:

  • Immediate, throbbing pain
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Tenderness
  • Redness
  • A visible abnormality (such as bone protruding through the skin)

You might also have difficulty standing up or putting weight on your affected foot or ankle depending on the fracture’s location.

When should I see a podiatrist for a fracture?

Make an appointment at Mayfair Foot Care if you experience a foot or ankle injury and it results in intense pain, swelling, or a visible abnormality like a dislocated joint. That’s especially true if your symptoms don’t improve with rest or taking over-the-counter pain medicine.

How are fractures diagnosed?

Your Mayfair Foot Care provider reviews your health charts and asks about your symptoms, including where the pain is, what it feels like, and if it extends into your leg or other parts of your body.

Next, your provider looks at your foot and ankle, checking for redness, bruising, or swelling. They gently press on your skin to identify sensitive areas and move your foot in different positions, checking its flexibility and range of motion.

If your symptoms suggest a broken bone, your provider orders X-rays, CT scans, or MRIs. These imaging procedures capture detailed photos of your bones, joints, and the surrounding soft tissues.

How are fractures treated?

Treatment of fractures depends on the severity of the fracture and its location. Mayfair Foot Care might recommend:

  • Taking anti-inflammatory medication to reduce swelling
  • Physical therapy to restore your flexibility and strength
  • Immobilization (wearing a cast or splint while your fracture heals)
  • Reduction (an outpatient procedure that realigns the broken bone)

If you have a severe fracture and your bone is broken into several pieces, surgery may be necessary. During fracture repair surgery, your podiatrist holds your broken bones together with pins, rods, or screws.

Call Mayfair Foot Care to receive treatment for a foot or ankle fracture today, or book online.