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Anyone who has broken their ankle knows how uncomfortable it can be. It is also known as a fractured ankle, and in most cases, it can be extremely difficult to walk. There are three bones that the ankle is comprised of, which are the tibia, fibula, and talus. The larger bone in the lower leg is referred to as the tibia, and the calf bone is called the fibula. This is the smallest bone in the lower leg, and the talus bone is located between the tibia and fibula. Any one of these bones can break during a foot injury, and a popping sound may be heard at the time. Additional symptoms can include immediate bruising, severe pain, and discomfort, and the foot may turn a blue or purplish color. Temporary relief may be found when the affected foot is elevated until a proper diagnosis can be performed. This involves having an X-ray taken, followed by wearing a cast or protective boot. The recovery period is approximately eight weeks, and it is suggested that you initially consult with a podiatrist who can properly treat a broken ankle.

Broken ankles need immediate treatment. If you are seeking treatment, contact Dr. Francoise Jusma from His FootPrint Podiatry. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet. 

Broken Ankles
A broken ankle is experienced when a person fractures their tibia or fibula in the lower leg and ankle area. Both of these bones are attached at the bottom of the leg and combine to form what we know to be our ankle.

When a physician is referring to a break of the ankle, he or she is usually referring to a break in the area where the tibia and fibula are joined to create our ankle joint. Ankles are more prone to fractures because the ankle is an area that suffers a lot of pressure and stress. There are some obvious signs when a person experiences a fractured ankle, and the following symptoms may be present.

Symptoms of a Fractured Ankle

  • Excessive pain when the area is touched or when any pressure is placed on the ankle
  •  Swelling around the area
  •  Bruising of the area
  • Area appears to be deformed

If you suspect an ankle fracture, it is recommended to seek treatment as soon as possible. The sooner you have your podiatrist diagnose the fracture, the quicker you’ll be on the way towards recovery.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Brooklyn, NY . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Tuesday, 29 November 2022 00:00

Ankle arthritis can cause chronic inflammation and patients may opt to have ankle fusion surgery done. The inflammation that is found in arthritic patients affects the ankle joint, and it is often difficult to complete daily activities. Ankle fusion surgery may help to limit ankle movement, often resulting in ankle pain relief. This type of surgery can also be effective with improving pain from medical conditions, including a failed ankle replacement or deformity, a bone infection, and degenerative joint diseases. Many patients who have had this type of surgery done notice their gait has improved, their pain has diminished, and their foot has increased stability. The procedure consists of removing the cartilage from the bones, followed by using plates, screws, or bone graft material to fuse them together. A cast is placed on the affected ankle after the surgery, and this is successful in limiting ankle movement. If you have ankle pain for any reason, a podiatrist may guide you toward having this type of foot surgery done that can help to alleviate existing ankle pain from arthritis.

Foot surgery is sometimes necessary to treat a foot ailment. To learn more, contact Dr. Francoise Jusma of His FootPrint Podiatry. Our doctor will assist you with all of your foot and ankle needs.

When Is Surgery Necessary?

Foot and ankle surgery is generally reserved for cases in which less invasive, conservative procedures have failed to alleviate the problem. Some of the cases in which surgery may be necessary include:

  • Removing foot deformities like bunions and bone spurs
  • Severe arthritis that has caused bone issues
  • Cosmetic reconstruction

What Types of Surgery Are There?

The type of surgery you receive will depend on the nature of the problem you have. Some of the possible surgeries include:

  • Bunionectomy for painful bunions
  • Surgical fusion for realignment of bones
  • Neuropathy decompression surgery to treat nerve damage

Benefits of Surgery

Although surgery is usually a last resort, it can provide more complete pain relief compared to non-surgical methods and may allow you to finally resume full activity.

Surgical techniques have also become increasingly sophisticated. Techniques like endoscopic surgery allow for smaller incisions and faster recovery times.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Brooklyn, NY . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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Tuesday, 22 November 2022 00:00

Stress and tension on the heels may result in a heel spur forming. It is defined as a small bony growth that forms on the bottom of the heel and is the body's natural defense against heel damage. The pain from a heel spur can be uncomfortable and can travel to the bottom of the foot where the plantar fascia lies. This is the band of tissue that connects the heel to the toes, and plantar fasciitis may gradually develop if inflammation occurs. A heel spur may be misdiagnosed as plantar fasciitis because it affects the heel. A proper evaluation is needed to differentiate between the two conditions, and this consists of having an X-ray taken. The heel spur is often noticeable in the X-ray and is done so the proper treatment can begin. Heel spurs can develop for various reasons, including wearing shoes that do not fit correctly, being overweight, or if the muscles in the back of the leg are tight. Mild relief may be found when comfortable shoes are worn, in addition to performing specific stretches that can ease heel pain. If you have a heel spur, please confer with a podiatrist as quickly as possible who can determine what the best treatment is for you.

Heel spurs can be incredibly painful and sometimes may make you unable to participate in physical activities. To get medical care for your heel spurs, contact Dr. Francoise Jusma from His FootPrint Podiatry. Our doctor will do everything possible to treat your condition.

Heels Spurs

Heel spurs are formed by calcium deposits on the back of the foot where the heel is. This can also be caused by small fragments of bone breaking off one section of the foot, attaching onto the back of the foot. Heel spurs can also be bone growth on the back of the foot and may grow in the direction of the arch of the foot.

Older individuals usually suffer from heel spurs and pain sometimes intensifies with age. One of the main condition's spurs are related to is plantar fasciitis.

Pain

The pain associated with spurs is often because of weight placed on the feet. When someone is walking, their entire weight is concentrated on the feet. Bone spurs then have the tendency to affect other bones and tissues around the foot. As the pain continues, the feet will become tender and sensitive over time.

Treatments

There are many ways to treat heel spurs. If one is suffering from heel spurs in conjunction with pain, there are several methods for healing. Medication, surgery, and herbal care are some options.

If you have any questions feel free to contact our office located in Brooklyn, NY . We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technology to meet your needs.

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