Frankford Podiatry Associates, PC

Fracture Care

Fracture Care

Fracture Care services offered in Philadelphia, PA

Foot fractures are among the most common musculoskeletal injuries, accounting for about 10% of broken bones. At Frankford Podiatry Associates, PC, with three offices in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the board-certified podiatrists and foot and ankle surgeons offer complete fracture care to people of all ages. After taking digital X-rays, they make personalized treatment recommendations to promote healing and restore your mobility. Call Frankford Podiatry Associates, PC, today to schedule a fracture care appointment or book your visit online.

Fracture Care Q & A

What exactly is fracture care?

Fracture care is a podiatry subspecialty that diagnoses and treats broken bones in the feet, toes, and ankles. It uses imaging technology, like digital X-rays, to diagnose and immobilize, physical therapy, and surgery to encourage healing.

When should I see a podiatrist for fracture care?

Make an appointment at Frankford Podiatry Associates, PC, if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Pain that’s worse during activity
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Tenderness
  • Difficulty walking or bearing weight

Some foot fractures are minor and improve with rest and activity changes. Others are more serious and benefit from surgery. Prompt treatment speeds up your body’s healing process, reducing the risk of severe complications.

What happens during a fracture care podiatry appointment?

Your Frankford Podiatry Associates, PC, provider reviews your medical records and asks about your injury, including what you were doing when it happened, what it feels like, and where and when the pain is most noticeable.

They examine your foot, ankle, heel, and toes, checking for redness, bruising, and swelling. They press on the affected area to pinpoint sensitive places and assess your foot’s range of motion. Your podiatrist might also ask you to walk around the exam room to observe your posture and gait (how you walk).

If your provider suspects you have a broken bone, they order digital X-rays. X-rays give them a closer look at your bones and joints so that they can assess how severe your injury is and make treatment recommendations.

How does fracture care treat broken bones?

The Frankford Podiatry Associates, PC, team tailors fracture care to each patient’s symptoms and needs. Depending on the severity of your fracture, they could suggest:

  • Anti-inflammatory medication to reduce swelling
  • Physical therapy to loosen up stiff muscles and ligaments in your feet
  • Immobilize your foot or ankle with a cast or a splint
  • Reduction (putting the fractured bone back into the proper position)
  • Orthopedic surgery to repair the fracture and promote healing

Fracture care involves regular checkups. Your podiatrist monitors your healing at each checkup and adjusts your treatment plan to ensure the best results.

Call Frankford Podiatry Associates, PC, today to schedule fracture care for yourself or your child, or book your visit online.