Amit Shah DPM
Podiatrists & Board Certified Foot and Ankle Surgeons located in North Brunswick, Edison, & Cranbury, NJ
Fractures can affect any of the bones in your lower leg, feet, or ankles and cause severe pain, swelling, and even immobility. At Amit Shah DPM in North Brunswick, Edison, and Cranbury, New Jersey, Drs. Shah and Armanious, DPM, treat ankle fractures, foot fractures, and leg fractures using several advanced approaches to help you break free from fracture pain and get back to your life. Call the office nearest you or book an appointment online now.
What are fractures?
Fractures are bone breaks, which can occur anywhere in your body. The team treats ankle fractures, leg fractures, and foot fractures at their three comfortable professional facilities in New Jersey.
A fracture can be a small crack, a break all the way through the bone, a complete bone displacement in which part of the bone breaks your skin, or a piece of bone pulled away by a tendon or ligament.
How can I tell if I have a bone fracture?
If you have a fracture, you may have the following symptoms in a specific area in your foot, ankle, or leg:
- Severe pain that starts suddenly
- Skin bruising or discoloration
- Skin swelling
- Difficulty bearing weight
- Difficulty moving normally
If you suspect a bone fracture, get in touch with the Amit Shah DPM team. The team uses detailed exams, state-of-the-art imaging, and other specialized tests to diagnose your fracture and design the ideal fracture repair plan for you.
Untreated fractures could lead to infection, bone deformity, reduced range-of-motion, and chronic pain, so it’s important to get help as soon as possible. Until you get to the office, put the RICE rule into effect: rest, ice, compression, and elevation.
How are bone fractures treated?
The team treats bone fractures according to the specifics of your situation. Some mild fractures might only require rest and extra support with a brace, splint, or custom orthotic device.
Severe fractures generally need surgery to reset the bones and restore normal function. If you have surgery, you'll likely need a cast and may need an assistive device like crutches for a short time afterward.
Every foot, ankle, or leg surgery is different so your providers at Amit Shah DPM will treat your fracture according to your individual issues.
After a foot, leg, or ankle fracture, you'll have to avoid bearing weight for a specified period of time. The team may also recommend physical therapy after your surgery to ensure that you regain normal use of your foot, ankle, or leg gradually and safely.
For any fracture affecting your lower extremities, you can rely upon the Amit Shah DPM team of experts. Call the office closest to you or use the online scheduler to book now.
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