A foot injury not only takes you out of your daily routine; an injury to one of your feet can put you out of commission altogether. You don’t have time to be laid up. You have things to do. So visit Premier Podiatry in Clifton, New Jersey, for the latest diagnostic techniques and an accurate diagnosis. Put yourself in Dr. Velimir Petkov’s tender care, and he’ll have you back on your feet as quickly as possible. Call today for an appointment.
It’s so easy to hurt one or both feet. No matter how big your feet are, they’re still small compared to the rest of your body. Yet they support your weight and get you to where you’re going, one step at a time. Your feet are often out in front of you, leading the way, where they’re susceptible to injury, whether through overuse, repetitive motion, stumbles or falls.
Some foot injuries may result from structural issues, such as bone spurs, or improper footwear like high heels or flipflops. The most serious foot injuries involve the bones, as in a stress fracture or a break, or to the supportive ligaments or tendons, as with a sprained ankle.
All foot injuries cause pain, but the type of injury may primarily focus the pain in your foot, heel, ankle or toes. Most foot injuries also limit your mobility by not allowing you to put any weight on the injured foot. Dr. Velimir Petkov, a New Jersey podiatrist at Premier Podiatry in Clifton, excels at effective foot injury treatment.
Even though minor injuries such as stubbed toes or strained ligaments may cause significant discomfort, you often can manage with at-home remedies. But talk to Dr. Petkov if you experience symptoms such as:
Seek immediate medical help from Dr. Velimir at Premier Podiatry if you notice more serious symptoms, including:
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Injuries, stress fractures and breaks occur more often from sporting activities or athletic endeavors than from other ways. If you’re involved in high-impact sports or athletics — including basketball, tennis, soccer, football and gymnastics — you’re at a greater risk for foot injuries. Related causes include:
You also may be at risk if you are overweight, keep cluttered living conditions or work in occupations like construction. Diseases also may contribute, raising the chances of continued foot injury problems. For example, a diagnosis of diabetes, osteoarthritis or osteoporosis increase the likelihood of foot ligament injuries, fractures or breaks.
Dr. Petkov examines your foot, ankle and gait. He measures the strength of your foot and ankle. He may determine your degree of flexibility by pushing against the bottom of your foot or observing your ability to rotate your ankle and move your toes. After the examination, which may include imaging tests such as a digital x-ray, your New Jersey podiatrist suggests the most appropriate foot injury treatment, such as:
Untreated or poorly managed foot injuries can lead to more complicated foot conditions. Follow the recommendations of Dr. Velimir Petkov, your NJ podiatrist. He can effectively treat most foot injuries with braces, orthotics or exercises. The best foot injury treatment includes preventive measures, since you have to allow your foot time to heal properly to reduce the chance of a recurring injury. Contact Premier Podiatry for the best care of your foot injury.Give Us A Call Today 973-315-5555