Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Spine located in Flemington, NJ, Bridgewater, NJ & Washington, NJ
Your foot and ankle stabilize and support your body, they propel you forward, and all the while, they must bear the stress of your weight with every step or jump. Your foot accomplishes these jobs thanks to incredibly complex structures, which is why it takes specialists like our team at MidJersey Orthopaedics to provide exceptional and comprehensive foot and ankle care. Don’t wait to get help for a foot problem, call the office in Flemington, Bridgewater or Washington, New Jersey, or book an appointment online.
Comprehensive Foot & Ankle Care Q & A
What is Comprehensive Foot and Ankle Care?
Your foot and ankle stabilize and support your body, propel you forward, and all the while, they must bear the stress of your weight with every step or jump. Comprehensive foot and ankle care ensures the continued, proper function of these necessary structures.
The foot and ankle are incredibly complex, and there are many things that can go wrong, often leading to significant functional impairment. For this reason, you need expert care to prevent
MidJersey Orthopaedics offers a team approach to comprehensive foot and ankle care, with orthopedic surgeons and podiatric surgeons available to take care of the complete array of foot and ankle problems that may be affecting you.
What Conditions are Treated at MidJersey Orthopaedics?
The team of orthopedic surgeons and podiatric surgeons at MidJersey Orthopaedics can evaluate and treat the complete spectrum of foot and ankle conditions, from the simplest (like an ingrown toenail) to the most complex (like ankle arthrosis requiring total ankle replacement).
Some examples of comprehensive foot and ankle care include:
- Ingrown nails
- Ulcers and wound healing problems
- Warts, and blisters
- Bunions and bunionettes
- Heel pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Flat feet
- Cartilage problems
- Cartilage injury
- Osteochondritis dissecans
- Ligament sprains, including
- Ankle ligaments
- Joint instability
- Muscle/tendon strains
- Bone problems
- Stress response
- Stress fracture
- Traumatic fracture
- Nerve problems such as nerve compression
Who is at Risk for Foot and Ankle Problems?
Everyone is susceptible to foot and ankle problems, but some pre-existing conditions do make injury more likely. The common risk factors for foot and ankle injury include:
- Diabetes mellitus
- Poor circulation
- Excessive activity
What Can I Expect in a Foot and Ankle Consultation?
The foot and ankle specialists will take a comprehensive history, perform an examination, usually take x-rays, and then have a detailed discussion with you that includes:
- The probable diagnosis
- Additional testing, if needed
- Treatment options
- Prevention of further problems
- Gradual return to activities protocol
What are Foot and Ankle Treatments?
MidJersey Orthopaedics understands there is no one-size-fits-all approach to foot and ankle conditions. Depending on the type of problem that has been diagnosed and your particular needs, the team may recommend any of the following treatments:
- Activity modification
- Nail care
- Wound care
- Diabetic foot care
- Exercise programs
- Nutrition guidance
- Braces or casting
- Accommodative and custom shoe prescriptions
- Ice or heat treatments
- Low-level laser treatments (LLLT)
- Steroid Injections
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
- Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT)
- Minimally invasive including arthroscopic
- Traditional open surgery if necessary
Let the foot and ankle specialists at MidJersey Orthopaedics help you get back on your feet functioning at full capacity. Call the office or use the online booking tool today and live life better.
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