Common Foot & Ankle Injuries and How We Can Help

Have you recently injured your foot and are looking for solutions to get back in fighting shape? You’ve come to the right place. Our specialist, Dr. John Patton, can help with foot & ankle injuries in Elko, NV.

Common Foot & Ankle Injuries

Anything from a misstep to an athletic injury can cause ankle pain. If you’re wondering what’s happened to you, it could be one of these:

Sprained Ankle - One of the most common foot & ankle injuries in Elko, NV, an ankle sprain typically results from too much force placed on either side of the foot. An ankle sprain could result from falling off a curb, taking a wrong step, or landing poorly in your sport. Being injured with an ankle sprain just means your ligaments have been stretched beyond their capability and require rest and recovery to heal.

Plantar fasciitis - While it might not present as an acute injury, plantar fasciitis develops slowly with lots of time spent on your feet. Whether it’s from overuse in sports or a muscle imbalance leading to chronic overpronation, it takes a while to heal from it. Common treatments include rest, ice, and a comprehensive rehab program.

Achilles Tendonitis - Your Achilles tendon runs from your calf to the back of your ankle, and just like plantar fasciitis, it’s susceptible to overuse. Managing your calf and foot mechanics can help treat this condition, so a thorough evaluation and treatment plan is your best bet.

Stress Fracture - Typically felt in the shin area, a stress fracture is a result of consistent impact with the ground that the body isn’t prepared for. To treat it, you will likely need rest and a rehabilitation program agreed upon with your podiatrist.

Contact us today and heal your foot & ankle pain

If you’re eager to stop the pain, call Dr. Patton today to fix your foot & ankle injuries in Elko, NV at (775) 753-4044 today.

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