Posts for: August, 2015
Do you think you may have sprained your ankle? Are you suffering from pain in the ankle and you do not know its origin? If so you will need the services of a podiatrist who is experienced in diagnosing and treating ankle sprains and ankle pain. If you would like to find a podiatrist in Paterson NJ who specializes in treating ankle problems, contact us for an appointment at the practice of Henry Slomowitz DPM.
Dr. Henry Slomowitz is a podiatrist who specializes in many areas including foot and ankle treatments and surgery. Other frequently performed treatments at our practice include laser toenail fungus treatment and removals, heel pain diagnosis and treatment; and bunion treatment. Our practice is conveniently located in Paramus and Paterson. When you need a podiatrist in Paterson NJ we are available to help you with any podiatric needs you may have.
Our podiatrist in Paterson NJ treats many different causes of ankle sprains. An ankle sprain is caused by a twisting or force exerted on the ankle bones of the foot. The ankle may be unnaturally twisted which results in an excessive stretching or tearing of a ligament, or ligaments on the ankle. Ankle sprains vary in severity from slight to extreme. This will have an impact on what type of treatment is called for, and how long the treatment will take. It is important to always take care of any ankle sprain, because if left untreated a sprain can develop into a long-term ankle problem. An ankle sprain is painful and is often accompanied by swelling and bruising. Treatment can include resting and elevating the ankle and applying ice. Sometimes compressive bandages are used to support the ankle during healing. A serious ankle sprain may sometimes require surgery to repair damaged ligaments. If you suffer from an ankle sprain it will be helpful to make an appointment to visit Dr. Slomowitz. He will be able to assess the extent of the injury and let you know exactly what needs to be done in order for the ankle to heal. If you would like an appointment with Dr. Slomowitz contact our office today. It will be important to let our office know the reason for your visit so an early appointment can be scheduled.