Traumatic Injuries

Traumatic Injuries

Traumatic Injuries services offered in Commack, NY

Traumatic injuries in your foot or ankle require high-quality care to ensure you heal fully. At Mayfair Foot Care, Christine Peterson, DPM, Edward Buro, DPM, and Rosario Saccomanno, DPM, diagnose and treat a range of traumatic foot and ankle injuries, including fractures, dislocations, and soft tissue tears. They use on-site imaging tests to diagnose your condition and personalize a care plan to relieve pain, swelling, and other symptoms of a traumatic injury. Call the Commack, New York, office to schedule a consultation for traumatic injuries or book an appointment online today.

What are traumatic injuries?

Traumatic injuries in the foot and ankle can develop from work-related accidents, falls, or auto accidents. You might also develop overuse injuries in your foot or ankle from repetitive activities involved in basketball, soccer, and other sports.

Common traumatic injuries that affect your feet and ankles include:

  • Fractures
  • Pulled muscles
  • Puncture wounds
  • Soft tissue tears
  • Joint injuries
  • Dislocation
  • Crushing injuries

Overuse injuries include stress fractures, bursitis, tendinitis, and plantar fasciitis.

Mayfair Foot Care offers comprehensive care for all types of traumatic injuries in the foot and ankle. They provide imaging tests in the office, so you can get a prompt and accurate diagnosis.

When should I seek medical attention for traumatic injuries?

If you have a bleeding wound or exposed bone after an accident, get immediate medical attention at the nearest hospital or call 911.

You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Mayfair Foot Care if you experience pain or other symptoms that affect your foot or ankle after an injury. These symptoms can include:

  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Weakness
  • Numbness
  • Limited range of motion

The providers complete a physical exam and may request X-rays or other imaging tests to get a closer look at the inner structures of your foot or ankle.

Based on your exam results, the specialists create a treatment plan to relieve your symptoms and support the healing of your foot or ankle.

How are traumatic injuries treated?

Mayfair Foot Care offers a range of treatments to manage traumatic foot and ankle injuries. Your treatment plan depends on your type of injury and its severity.

If you have a mild injury like a sprain or pulled muscle, the providers may recommend rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE method). You may also benefit from medications to reduce pain and inflammation.

If you have a puncture or other type of open wound, the Mayfair Foot Care providers clean it thoroughly before applying topical medications and bandages. They may also prescribe antibiotics to prevent infection.

For fractures and other serious injuries, you may need surgery to repair damaged bone or soft tissues. Your provider discusses your options for surgery during your consultation, so you can make the most informed decisions about your health and recovery.

Call Mayfair Foot Care to schedule a consultation for traumatic injuries of the foot or ankle, or book an appointment online today.