Ankles and feet are complex body organs that balance and support the body’s weight while providing mobility. Ankle and foot traumas are caused by strain, sprain, fractures, and diseases such as arthritis. If you have ankle and foot injuries, you might experience swelling, stiffness, bruising of the affected area, standing difficulties, and walking difficulties. Most Scottsdale foot and ankle trauma are comprehensively treated by conservative measures and minimally invasive procedures to remove the pain and bring comfort.
The type of treatment depends on the mildness and severity of the trauma. The following are the treatment used;
Stretching exercises – Doctor Sana provides you with instructions and demonstrations on how to exercise to alleviate the healing process of the injury.
Resting – your doctor helps you determine your resting level to prevent extensive damages if you return to work soon.
Anti-inflammatory medicine -Doctor Nima works with you to find adequate medication without side effects to reduce swelling and inflammation.
Orthotics and brace wear – These devices help keep your foot in perfect position and keep the limb in perfect position for proper healing.
Physical therapy and rehabilitation – These help you to regain your strength and mobility after an injury.
Corticosteroid injections – If your ankle and foot trauma persist, Dr. Sana injects cortisone to reduce the inflammation.
Viscosupplementation injection – Hyaluronan is injected to relieve pain if you are diagnosed with mild to severe osteoarthritis.
Selective nerve root blocks – When the trauma in your foot and ankle is caused by damage to nerve signals, nerve block injection is used to provide relief.
Platelet-rich plasma therapy – You are injected with your platelets to accelerate the healing process of the tendons, ligaments, and muscles in your ankle and foot.
Minimally invasive procedures
If the pain becomes chronic, doctor Sana conducts the following minimally invasive surgery to alleviate the pain;
Ankle cartilage repair – Your surgeon makes three small incisions and uses several procedures to accelerate the growth of new cartilage. The surgeon can also transfer healthy cartilage from one joint to another to close the defects.
Ankle fusion (Transfibular) – Your surgeon removes damaged bones and cartilage and uses pins, screws, and plates to secure cartilage in position. Over time the cartilage fuses and stabilizes the unstable ankle joints.
Ankle instability repair – If you have damaged ligaments, they are reconstructed to repair unstable ankles.
Arthroscopy – Your surgeon uses a special camera to make incisions to repair torn ligaments and tendons.
Cheilectomy – Your surgeon removes an extra bump on top of the big toe to restore your motion range.
Bunionectomy – The surgeon removes a wedge of the bone from the big toe bone to help straighten the joint.
Cyst and tumor removal – When ganglion cyst becomes painful, they are removed to alleviate pain in the ankle and foot.
Exostectomy – It is the removal of long bones that press the nerves causing pain.
Talk to your foot and ankle specialist today
Foot and ankle traumas can be such a nightmare and even prevent you from enjoying your daily activities. Phoenician Foot & Ankle Specialists will help you overcome these problems, contact them and get back to your sporting activities and perform your daily routine without difficulties.