Foot & Ankle Injuries

Orthopedics located in Sunset Park, Brooklyn and Flushing Neighborhood of Queens, Flushing, NY
Foot & Ankle Injuries

Foot & Ankle Injuries services offered in Sunset Park, Brooklyn and Flushing Neighborhood of Queens, Flushing, NY

Foot and ankle injuries are among the most common musculoskeletal problems, affecting up to 2 million Americans each year. At NY Partners Orthopedics in the Flushing neighborhood of Queens and Brooklyn, New York City, board-certified orthopedic surgeon Ronald Huang, MD, offers complete care for foot and ankle injuries, including minimally invasive arthroscopy and corticosteroid injections. Call the New York City-area practice today to request treatment for a foot and ankle injury, or book your appointment online.

Foot & Ankle Injuries Q&A

What are foot and ankle injuries?

Foot and ankle injuries damage the bones, joints, and/or soft tissues in your feet or ankles, causing pain and stiffness and restricting mobility.

Almost everyone suffers a foot and ankle injury at one point or another. Most of these injuries, like stubbed toes, are mild and get better with rest and ice. But if your symptoms continue or affect your quality of life, contact Dr. Huang immediately.

What are some common foot and ankle injuries?

At NY Partners Orthopedics, Dr. Huang diagnoses and treats various foot and ankle injuries, including:

  • Ankle sprains
  • Heel spurs
  • Fractures
  • Metatarsalgia (swelling in the ball of the foot)
  • Morton’s neuroma (a nerve tumor between the toes)
  • Flatfoot (fallen arches)
  • Gout
  • Bunions
  • Hammertoe
  • Turf toe
  • Corns and calluses
  • Osteoarthritis

Specific sports injuries, including tendinitis and plantar fasciitis, affect the feet and ankles.

Should I seek treatment for foot and ankle injuries?

Make an appointment at NY Partners Orthopedics if you suffer a foot or ankle injury that causes severe pain, swelling, or bruising. That’s particularly true if you can’t put weight on the affected foot or do other routine activities.

How are foot and ankle injuries diagnosed?

Dr. Huang reviews your medical records and asks about your injury, including what you were doing when it happened, what the pain feels like, and if it’s worse during certain activities.

He examines your foot and ankle, looking for redness, bruising, and swelling. Dr. Huang gently presses on the affected area to identify sensitive spots and assess your muscle strength, reflexes, and range of motion.

Then, Dr. Huang orders diagnostic imaging (X-rays, a CT scan, or an MRI). These procedures capture photos of your bones, joints, and soft tissues and help Dr. Huang identify injuries invisible to the eye.

How are foot and ankle injuries treated?

Treatment of foot and ankle injuries depends on your symptoms and their effect on your life. At NY Partners Orthopedics, Dr. Huang usually recommends conservative and minimally invasive treatments, including:

  • Rest and ice
  • Activity changes
  • Physical therapy
  • Custom-fitted orthotics
  • Cast or splint
  • Corticosteroid injections

If your symptoms continue or get worse, you could be a candidate for surgery. Dr. Huang specializes in minimally invasive procedures, including arthroscopy.

Call NY Partners Orthopedics today to receive treatment for foot and ankle injuries, or make your appointment online.