Emergency Care Specialist

Foot & Ankle Specialty Center

Foot and Ankle Specialists located in Willow Grove, PA

Accidents or injuries can happen at any time of the day or night. When they do, the board-certified podiatrists at Foot & Ankle Specialty Center in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, are here for you. They offer emergency care and same-day appointments to treat severe foot and ankle problems requiring immediate treatment. Call Foot & Ankle Specialty Center for an appointment or use the online scheduler today.

Emergency Care Q & A

What is emergency care?

In podiatry, emergency care involves treating injuries or trauma in your feet or ankles requiring immediate medical care. Examples of injuries or wounds that might warrant same-day treatment include:

  • Fractures
  • Sprains and strains
  • Acute pain
  • Achilles tendon ruptures
  • Lacerations
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Ulcers
  • Diabetic foot problems
  • Foreign bodies in the feet
  • Infected ingrown toenails

The podiatrists at Foot & Ankle Specialty Center treat foot and ankle injuries in a timely manner to prevent serious or permanent complications. Walk-in appointments are welcome!

What are the benefits of emergency care?

When you arrive at Foot & Ankle Specialty Center, the process is streamlined to make your experience pleasant and comfortable. It’s an alternative to an ER visit. The providers often identify and treat foot and ankle problems during the same appointment, saving you time and money.

If your wound, injury, or disease is specific to your foot or ankle, seeing a podiatrist rather than a general ER physician ensures you receive the most relevant, top-quality care.

What should I expect during an emergency care appointment?

During an emergency care visit at Foot & Ankle Specialty Center, the experienced podiatrists review your medical and injury history and examine your ankles and feet. As part of a comprehensive evaluation and diagnosis, your doctor might recommend:

  • X-rays
  • MRI
  • CT scan
  • Blood tests

After diagnosing your condition, your podiatrist reviews treatment options with you.

Which treatment might I require?

Your doctor recommends the least invasive options first, but recognizes that in some cases surgery is necessary to achieve the desired result. They might suggest:

Stitches

If you have a laceration, your podiatrist numbs the area and stitches you up so your wound heals properly.

Physical therapy

Physical therapy, which involves stretching and strength exercises, is sometimes all that’s needed to heal an injury, reduce the risk of re-injury, and ease chronic pain.

Medical devices

Your doctor might recommend wearing a splint, cast, boot, or brace to speed recovery after an injury and allow muscles, bones, and joints to heal as they’re supposed to.

Medications

Medications can enhance healing of wounds or infections, and reduce pain associated with an injury. Your podiatrist might recommend over-the-counter or prescription oral medicines, injections, ointments, or creams, depending on your condition.

Surgery

Surgery is often a last resort, but is sometimes necessary to fully restore function in your foot or ankle.

Podiatric treatments at Foot & Ankle Specialty Center help patients achieve an active, high quality of living free from disease, pain, and injury. Providers use the most innovative, state-of-the-art medical equipment and procedures available.

Call to schedule an emergency care appointment with Foot & Ankle Specialty Center, use the online scheduler, or simply walk in.