Foot & ankle fracture treatment refer to a group of procedures that help repair broken bones in your feet or ankles. A broken bone won’t necessarily prevent you from walking, but it can affect your mobility and daily quality of life.
If you suffer an injury and are concerned about the risk of a fracture, please reach out to Dr. DeCarbo at Greater Pittsburgh Foot & Ankle Center for further assistance.
Foot & ankle fractures may present various symptoms, including:
Depending on the location of the foot or ankle fracture, you may also experience difficulty standing up or walking.
It’s important to seek professional medical help for a foot or ankle fracture if you’re involved in one of the following:
If the pain occurs suddenly and doesn’t respond to at-home treatments, like ice, rest, and over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication, please reach out to Dr. DeCarbo at Greater Pittsburgh Foot & Ankle Center.
At Greater Pittsburgh Foot & Ankle Center, foot & ankle fracture treatment begins with a visit to the office.
During your appointment, Dr. DeCarbo reviews your medical records and asks about your symptoms, including what you were doing when the pain started, if the pain extends to other parts of your body, and if certain activities (like exercise) make it worse.
Next, Dr. DeCarbo will ask you to take off your shoes and socks. He examines your feet, ankles, and toes, checking for signs of swelling, bruising, or redness. Dr. DeCarbo also moves your foot in different directions, testing its strength and range of motion. He may also order X-rays, a CT scan, or an MRI.
After determining the type of fracture you have, Dr. DeCarbo develops a customized treatment plan that suits your needs.
At Greater Pittsburgh Foot & Ankle Center, Dr. DeCarbo treats foot & ankle fractures using conservative and noninvasive measures when possible. He may recommend:
However, if you have a serious fracture, Dr. DeCarbo may recommend surgery. He uses special tools, like pins, plates, and screws, during fracture repair surgery to hold your bones together and encourage healing.
To make an appointment for foot & ankle treatment, call the Greater Pittsburgh Foot & Ankle Center in Wexford, Pennsylvania, or book online today.