Trauma Specialist

About Feet Podiatry Center

Podiatry located in Exton, PA

Foot and ankle trauma can lead to permanent instability and chronic pain if you don’t seek proper medical intervention as soon as your injury occurs. With the help of board-certified podiatrists Jason Hearn, DPM, FACFAS, and Edward Piskorski, DPM, FACFAS, at About Feet Podiatry Center, you can expect expert diagnostic and treatment care for your traumatic injury. Find out more by booking an evaluation at this Exton, Pennsylvania, podiatry practice today. You can schedule directly through the website, but if you need to be seen as soon as possible, call to speak with a team member.

Trauma Q&A

What is foot or ankle trauma?

Your feet and ankles are prone to injury. Something as simple as missing a step while running down a flight of stairs can cause you to roll your ankle so severely, you rupture a ligament. Foot or ankle trauma can include many types of injuries, such as:

  • Crush injuries 
  • Broken or dislocated bones
  • Ligament, tendon, or muscle tears
  • Puncture wounds from sharp objects
  • Lacerations (cuts that need stitches)

Trauma can happen while you’re going about your daily activities or exercise routine, but it can also happen at work (workers’ compensation injury). Since your feet and ankles are prone to healing slowly because of decreased blood flow — they’re so far from your heart — early medical intervention is essential. 

When should I see a podiatrist for trauma? 

The top-rated podiatry team at About Feet Podiatry Center have extensive backgrounds in diagnosing and treating all types of foot and ankle trauma. You should schedule an evaluation if you experience any of the following symptoms after an injury:

  • Inability to bear weight on your lower extremity
  • Swelling or inflammation
  • Bruising or redness
  • Ankle instability 
  • Visible bump
  • Open wound
  • Deformity

With on-site imaging available for diagnostics, as well as two state-of-the-art surgical rooms for any necessary surgical repairs, you can receive the immediate trauma care you need at About Feet Podiatry Center. The board-certified podiatrists can place stitches, repair broken bones, and so much more. 

The team makes every effort to accommodate walk-ins and same-day appointments for trauma. Patients appreciate the conveniences of an office setting with much less wait time — and less expense — than going to the emergency room or urgent care center. 

How long is the recovery after foot or ankle trauma?

It just depends on your unique diagnosis. The team at About Feet Podiatry Center collaborate to ensure you experience fast and effective pain relief, while providing the correct treatment to promote healing. 

Depending on how quickly you heal, you may be able to start walking around with a boot or cast and an assistive device — like a set of crutches — within a few days. Full recovery from foot and ankle trauma can take at least four to six weeks. 

But returning to sports and exercise can take even longer. During your recovery period, your podiatrist at About Feet Podiatry Center has you check in regularly and often has you undergo physical therapy to improve strength and flexibility as you heal. 

Though you’re welcome to book an online appointment at About Feet Podiatry Center if you experienced foot or ankle trauma, feel free to call to speak with a team member directly. Walk-in visits for acute injuries or pain are also available.