Foot & Ankle Trauma

Foot & Ankle Trauma services offered in Louisville, Leitchfield, Elizabethtown and Shepherdsville, KY and Clarksville, Corydon and Jeffersonville, IN

Foot & Ankle Trauma

Major foot and ankle trauma can occur during everyday events like stepping off a curb incorrectly. At Louisville Foot and Ankle Specialists, with offices in Louisville, Leitchfield, Elizabethtown, Shepherdsville, Fern Creek, and Jeffersonville, Kentucky, personalized, high-quality care is available for children and adults. The podiatry team can repair heel fractures, tendon tears, and other traumatic injuries with noninvasive therapies or minimally invasive surgery. Call the Louisville Foot and Ankle Specialists office near you to schedule a foot and ankle trauma consultation or book an appointment online.

What causes foot and ankle trauma?

Foot and ankle trauma often stem from sudden, unexpected injuries like falls or auto accidents.

You can also experience trauma to your lower extremities from sports-related activities, especially those that are high-impact or require repetitive movements of the ankles and feet.

Common types of foot and ankle injuries include:

  • Ankle sprains
  • Stress fractures
  • Joint dislocations
  • Heel bone fractures
  • Achilles tendon tears

Louisville Foot and Ankle Specialists provide comprehensive care for children and adults with foot and ankle trauma. The podiatry team offers nonsurgical therapies and minimally invasive surgery to fully heal injuries so you can find lasting relief from pain and other symptoms.

When should I seek treatment for foot and ankle trauma?

Schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Louisville Foot and Ankle Specialists if you have symptoms of foot or ankle damage after a traumatic event. These symptoms can include:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Redness
  • Loss of range of motion
  • Difficulties bearing weight on the foot or ankle

Delaying treatment for foot or ankle trauma can lead to a worsening of your injury and the onset of arthritis or other degenerative diseases. By scheduling an evaluation early, the podiatry team can use the least invasive treatments to support your trauma recovery.

The providers complete a physical exam and may order X-rays or other diagnostic imaging tests to view the bones and soft tissues of your ankle or foot. Based on the results of your tests, the team customizes a care plan to your individual needs.

How is foot and ankle trauma treated?

Louisville Foot and Ankle Specialists provides a range of treatments to heal sprains and soft tissue tears and ease pain, swelling, and other symptoms.

The team might recommend:

  • Rest
  • Bracing
  • Casting
  • Oral medications
  • Injectable therapies
  • Custom orthotics

If you have a tissue tear or bone fracture, you might need minimally invasive surgery to repair it. Minimally invasive techniques require only small incisions, so you can recover faster and with less risk for infections and other post-surgical complications. 

The providers can refer you to a physical therapist after your procedure to restore your foot or ankle’s flexibility, strength, and function.

Call the Louisville Foot and Ankle Specialists office near you to schedule a diagnostic evaluation of foot and ankle trauma or book a consultation online.