Foot and ankle injuries left untreated can have significant adverse effects on long-term musculoskeletal health. It goes beyond limping around for a couple of weeks; instead, it will determine how someone will be able to proceed with sports, activities, and their lifestyles far down the road. If you or your child has recently faced a foot or ankle injury, it is time to take them to a Rockwall podiatry provider such as Lake Pointe Orthopaedics for treatment.
What Foot and Ankle Injuries Should I Look Out For?
Foot and ankle injuries are some of the most common medical conditions people see, especially among young adults and athletes. Unfortunately, foot and ankle injuries often go under-treated and have a high chance of happening a second or third time after the initial injury. For example, acute ankle sprains are the most common musculoskeletal injuries and have a high reoccurrence rate.
Injury, overuse, and other medical conditions can cause inflammation of the foot and ankles’ ligaments, tendons, and bones. Simple ways to identify a potential problem are signs of swelling, pain, or favoring (limping or trying not to put weight on a leg). It is vital to have the problem identified so it can be adequately treated, as there is a long list of possible conditions that could be causing a foot or ankle issue.
How We Treat Foot & Ankle Injuries
Lake Pointe Orthopaedics serves as your Rockwall podiatry provider, understanding the importance of promptly addressing foot and ankle injuries for swift recovery and lasting well-being. Our Rockwall, Richardson, Greenville and Kaufman locations offer the following services:
Initial Consultation with your Rockwall podiatry provider
Foot and ankle injuries are often misdiagnosed by parents, coaches, and others without medical training. The first step to getting healed is the initial consultation, where Doctor Weido, our Rockwall Foot & Ankle Secialist, will examine and diagnose your injury. Dr. Weido has extensive training in reconstructive foot & ankle surgery, fracture care, sports medicine, limb salvage, and general care of the foot & ankle. He is a member of the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons and American Podiatric Medical Association.
Dr. Weido is board qualified in both Forefoot and Rearfoot surgery by American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons. He currently is affiliated and operates at Texas health Presbyterian Rockwall, Texas Health Presbyterian Kaufman, Lake Pointe Baylor Scott & White, and Hunt Regional Medical Center. Surgery is always the last option at Lake Pointe Orthopeadics, but if surgery is needed Dr. Weido is specialized in treating traumatic foot & ankle fractures, bunions, hammertoes, achilles tendon ruptures, neuromas, ligament and tendon ruptures, and reconstructive surgery.
The extent and type of the injury will define the appropriate treatment plan to get you back on your feet. Treatment may be as simple as getting a cast or require a more extensive procedure, including surgical repair and rehabilitation. No matter what you need, we will explain each step in-depth and answer any questions or concerns you may have.
Depending on your injury, we may be able to provide treatment right then and there for simple procedures. Patients will likely need to schedule their treatment date for more complex procedures. On the day of the treatment, our team will take excellent care to ensure a safe and efficient procedure. We want nothing more than to see you back on your feet and enjoying life. After the procedure, there will be a downtime you need to take to heal correctly, so we encourage our patients to download their favorite movies in advance and take it easy with sports or other physical activities.
Choose a Rockwall Podiatry Doctor Who Cares
Foot and ankle injuries can be easy to overlook, but they require prompt care to heal properly. Lake Pointe Orthopaedics offers surgical and non-surgical options to get you back on your feet. Contact us today for your Rockwall podiatry and orthopedic needs at 972.475.8914. We offer same day appointments on most cases. Not close to Rockwall? We also have clinics in Greenville, Richardson, and Kaufman as well! Click HERE for more information on our locations.