Cold Weather Injuries

February 28, 2015
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We are now officially in the trenches of winter!  Although there is a small light at the end of the tunnel, for some of us that means we have been spending several weeks cooped up inside due to cold and nasty weather.  If you are getting the itch to hit the icy pavements, please take precautions when dealing with cold weather injuries.

If you fall and injury your foot and ankle, it is important to contact one of our offices here at Advanced Foot Care and seek treatment immediately.  Even if you are able to walk on your foot, it doesn`t mean that it isn`t injured.  It is important to get it checked out as soon as possible to ensure proper healing.  If left untreated, you could be setting yourself up for an injury that could cause chronic pain and instability.

The most common injury is a fracture or a broken bone in the foot or ankle.  At Advanced Foot Care, we can take x-rays to determine the exact location of the offending issue.  We may even get a CT or bone density test done of the area.  In this situation, a cast or brace will be required.  It usually takes approximately 6 weeks to heal a broken ankle.

If the injury is too severe, surgery may be required.  If this is the case, our physicians are board certified surgeons and can get you taken care of at our own surgery center, North Georgia Foot and Ankle Surgery Center, located in Ringgold, Georgia.  Our physicians will guide you every step of the way and can then prescribe a rehabilitation program to get you back up and “running” in no time.  Advanced Foot Care even has our own physical therapy center in the Brainerd road office in Chattanooga.

If have experienced a fall from snow or ice, come and see Dr. Solomon at Advanced Foot Care Centers today.   Don`t let cold weather injuries get you down this winter!

 

Dr. Solomon
Advanced Foot Care Centers
2368 Battlefield Pkwy
Ft. Oglethorpe, GA
706-861-6200

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