After injuring your foot, we highly recommend calling our office and scheduling an appointment with a foot injury specialist. This is going to provide you with an opportunity for reaching a full recovery. When it comes to the feet, recovery is absolutely critical in order to maintain mobility.
Any lingering foot problem is going to cause an issue when it comes to doing things like going on a hike or even standing at work. Problems can impact everything from a person's career and their family to what activities they can do. A foot injury is something that people must not take for granted.
It is understandable that so many people are confused regarding which doctor to visit after being hurt or getting injured. Very often the first response is to call the family physician. This is normal. However, as amazing as these family doctors are it is important to understand that they have limitations. Just because someone went to medical school does not mean they are the right provider for you.
It is possible to still like the family physician and want to see them, but be aware that it is difficult to receive the same level of care there that you can from a specialist. As a foot injury specialist, we specifically treat problems that are related to the health of our patients' feet. Since we deal with this every day, it is easier for us to quickly identify what the problem is and to come up with treatment solutions.
It is very rare that we can run across something that we have not treated recently. This is to the benefit of our patients because ultimately, the goal is to recover as quickly as possible. If our experience can make that happen, it is a good thing.
Before recommending a treatment plan we will need to examine the patient and may also want to take X-rays. This will give us a good idea of what is happening. Then, we may recommend starting with noninvasive treatment like wearing orthotics, using a brace and undergoing physical therapy. Very often, these noninvasive treatments can be effective for providing relief and helping patients to recover.
We may recommend trying them first because quite simply if it is possible for a patient to recover without surgery, that is the best course of action. In the majority of cases, patients do feel better through our recommendations and do not need to continue on to have surgery. However, if surgery is necessary, having it performed by a foot injury specialist is wise.
Depending on how the injury occurred, it may be possible to receive these treatments without paying for them out-of-pocket. For example, if the injury results from an auto accident, auto insurance will typically provide a claim number that people can use for billing purposes. Likewise, if the injury happens at work, worker's compensation insurance should pay for all necessary medical care.
We also accept general health insurance and are happy to answer any payment questions in our office. One important thing to keep in mind is that the feet are critical to maintaining the ability to work and enjoy a life free from serious restrictions. With that in mind, paying for recovery care today can save money and prevent frustration down the road.
Put your feet in the right hands by visiting a foot injury specialist today. We are currently accepting new patients and invite you to schedule an appointment with our office.