You demand a lot of your feet on a daily basis, and the stress and pressure of walking, exercising, and participating in recreational activity can sometimes lead to sprains, fractures, or deformities that can cause intense pain and reduce mobility. Our skilled foot and ankle surgery specialist offers a broad array of surgical and non-surgical treatment options that can address many common conditions as well as more advanced issues.
At Towson Orthopaedic Associates, we emphasize a conservative approach using the most effective minimally invasive methods available to help you regain function with the shortest recovery time possible. Dr. Brodie will advise surgery only in the event that less invasive options are unsuccessful. If you’re experiencing pain in your foot or ankle, a customized treatment plan from our practice may be right for you.
For more information about treatment options for ankle sprains and fractures or foot deformities, or if you would like to schedule a consultation, please contact us today.
Ligaments help keep your foot and ankle bones in the correct position when running, jumping, landing, and changing direction. If you turn, twist, or roll beyond the acceptable range of motion, the ligaments can become strained or torn. Pain, swelling, and difficulty walking are common symptoms after experiencing a sprain. Fortunately, most sprains don’t require surgery and can be treated with ice, compression, elevation, pain medication, and immobilization. In some cases, a severe sprain may require physical therapy, a cast, or, in extreme instances, surgery. Our specialist will discuss your unique situation with your during your initial consultation and detail your available treatment options.
Ankle fractures and sprains often occur in similar ways, and they usually will have similar symptoms, including swelling, pain, and immobility. As a result, typically only an X-ray can determine if a bone has broken following an injury to this area. If only the ligaments tear, you have a sprain; if one or more bones break, you have a fracture. The ligaments may also tear when a fracture occurs. Once the injury is determined to be a fracture, the specialist will typically recommend a cast or splint to stabilize the foot and ankle during the healing process, unless the fracture is extremely minor. If the break is more severe, or if the bones can’t be realigned properly, surgery may be required. Our state-of-the-art surgical techniques care designed to optimize healing and reduce the length of recovery.
There are numerous types of foot deformities, including claw and hammertoes, bunions, flat feet, and other common conditions. If you’re suffering from pain or discomfort due to a deformity of the foot, our specialist can examine your area of concern and provide a comprehensive treatment plan that may include orthotics, casts or splints, physical therapy, steroid injections, anti-inflammatory medication, or a combination of methods to help you relieve pain and restore function with optimal results. Though uncommon, surgery may be necessary to achieve the best possible outcome in the event conservative methods are unsuccessful. Our specialist will tailor your treatment to best suit your anatomic needs and lifestyle preferences.
For more information about foot and ankle sprains, fractures, and deformities, or if you would like to schedule a consultation, please contact us today.