Urgent Care Treatment Available
If you find yourself needing urgent ankle or foot care, we can arrange to see you on the same or next business day, during our operating hours. If your emergency is outside of those hours, please seek help at your nearest emergency room or call 911.
Common Cases Where Urgent Care Treatment Is Needed
- Lisfranc Injury (Sprains, Fractures, or Dislocations) - This is an injury of the foot in which one or more of the metatarsal bones are displaced from the tarsus. The most common cause of a Lisfranc Injury is a car accident, though it is also commonly caused by running, contact sports, horseback riding, etc. If you have a Lisfranc Injury, you may experience swelling, pain, bruising, and abnormal widening of the foot.
- Syndesmosis Sprain - A syndesmosis sprain, also referred to as a high ankle sprain, occurs as a result of ligament damage in the ankle. Syndesmosis Sprains is a common result of activities or sports where you use a lot of force with your ankles. If your ankle is swollen and you feel pain when putting pressure on it, or cannot walk, you may have a Syndesmosis Sprain.
- Peroneal Tendonitis/Dislocation/Subluxation - The peroneal tendon’s primary function is to stabilize the ankle and foot, protecting them from sprains. Dislocation or subluxation is common if in athletes. This type of injury can be chronic (coming on gradually) or acute (coming on suddenly). You are at a higher risk of the condition if you participate in any sports that require constant ankle motion.
- Osteochondral Defect (OCD) - This is any type of damage to articular cartilage and underlying (subchondral) bone. You may have OCD if you have chronic pain on your ankle, feel an occasional “clicking” or “catching” when you walk, are experiencing swelling, or “locking” of the ankle.
- Ligament Sprain - When you injure one or more ligaments in your ankle, typically on the outside of your ankle, it is known as an ankle sprain or sometimes called a ligament sprain/instability. Typically, a sudden twist, fall, or blow that causes your ankle joint to come out of its regular position cause an ankle sprain. You are more prone to this type of injury if you wear inappropriate shoes, participate in sports, or run or walk on uneven surfaces.
If you think you may have any of the above and are in need of urgent care, please book an appointment with us here, and we will arrange for same or next business day treatment during our operating hours.
Please note that there may be a slight wait in the office if the day is fully booked prior to you making your appointment.