AllCare Foot & Ankle Center
Podiatry & Wound Care Specialist located in Arlington, TX & Dallas, TX
Because your feet are critical to your wellbeing, daily life, and overall health, if you suffer from a foot injury, prompt medical attention is essential. At AllCare Foot & Ankle Center in Dallas and Arlington, Texas, you can meet with expert podiatrist Michael Tran, DPM, who can diagnose and treat the most complex of foot injuries. Before your feet cause you pain and discomfort another day, schedule an exam. You can book your appointment either online or over the phone.
Foot Injuries Q & A
What causes foot injuries?
Foot injuries can be acute, such as if you collide with someone during a sporting event (sports injury) or suffer from car accident trauma, or they can be progressive and develop gradually over time. In either case, one thing’s for certain: Your feet hurt. Some of the most common causes of foot injuries include:
- Stress fractures or bone fractures
- Bone tumors (osteochondromas)
- Achilles tendonitis
- Plantar fasciitis
- Ankle sprains
- Shin splints
- Heel spurs
Since it’s nearly impossible to completely stay off your feet for long enough to give them a chance to heal, it’s important to get started on treatment as soon as your foot injury or pain occurs.
When should I see a doctor for foot injuries?
Dr. Tran could recommend scheduling an exam at AllCare Foot & Ankle Center any time an acute injury occurs or if you have ongoing foot or ankle pain. It’s especially important to come in if you experience any of the following symptoms:
- Stabbing or burning pains
- Inflammation, swelling, redness, or bruising
- Limited range of motion in your toes or ankle
- Inability to bear weight on the affected foot
Dr. Tran can request in-house digital X-rays or ultrasounds to get to the root of your foot injury, so they can get you started on treatment right away.
How are foot injuries treated?
Your foot injury treatment plan from AllCare Foot & Ankle Center depends on your diagnosis and severity of your symptoms. Usually, treating foot pain begins with immobilization to allow injured tissues and bones to heal. You may be placed in a splint, cast, or brace.
To relieve foot pain and further promote healing, Dr. Tran may combine any of the following treatments:
- Physical therapy
- Custom orthotics
- Corticosteroid injections
- Regenerative medicine
- Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT)
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
If you have a complex fracture, tendon or ligament rupture, or another serious injury, Dr. Tran could recommend surgery. No matter which foot injury treatment is right for you, the dedicated team at AllCare Foot & Ankle Center cares for you every step of the way until you get back to 100%.
Click on the online scheduler to book your foot injury exam at AllCare Foot & Ankle Center today. You can also call either location directly to schedule.
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