Slip and fall incidents are one of the most common sources of foot and ankle injuries today. At Ankle & Foot Doctors of New Jersey, with offices in Milburn, Union, Westfield, and Livingston, New Jersey, experienced podiatrist Jay Bhuta, DPM, and the team provide outstanding care for foot and ankle injuries after slip and fall accidents. Call the office in your area or click on the online scheduling tool to get help for a slip and fall injury.
What is a slip and fall injury?
A slip and fall injury happens when you slip, usually on a slick substance on the floor, and then fall as a result. At Ankle & Foot Doctors of New Jersey, Dr. Bhuta expertly treats a broad range of slip and fall injuries involving the feet and ankles.
What types of foot and ankle injuries slip and fall accidents cause?
Slip and fall injuries often cause foot and ankle injuries, such as:
- Ankle fractures
- Ankle sprains
- Ankle dislocation
- Muscle strains
- Tendon strains
It’s quite common to experience multiple types of damage in the feet or ankles after a slip and fall accident. For example, a slip and fall may cause your ankle to fold over, leading to both a fracture and severe ligament damage (ankle sprain.)
What symptoms do slip and fall injuries in the feet and ankles cause?
Slip and fall injuries typically cause symptoms immediately, with common issues including:
- Inability to bear weight
- Difficulty moving your foot or ankle
- Foot or ankle instability
In many cases, a slip and fall foot or ankle injury can render you immobile — and it’s important that you don’t push yourself to stand, walk, or try to tough it out because that could significantly worsen the damage and complicate your treatment.
If you have any of these symptoms following a slip and fall, contact Ankle & Foot Doctors of New Jersey right away. A friendly team member can schedule an appointment with Dr. Bhuta on an urgent-care basis so you can get the care you need right away.
How are slip and fall injuries in the feet and ankles treated?
Your treatment plan depends on the exact injury, the amount of damage in your foot or ankle, and your symptoms. In many cases, conservative care, such as anti-inflammatory medication, physical therapy, bracing, and MultiWave Locked System (MLS®) laser therapy, offers excellent results after a slip and fall injury.
If you have a severe injury, for example, an ankle fracture or multiple ligament ruptures, Dr. Bhuta may recommend surgery. He is a minimally invasive surgery expert who always uses the most advanced techniques for foot and ankle surgery. Minimally invasive surgery uses small incisions and specialized approaches that help to facilitate a faster recovery.
Ankle & Foot Doctors of New Jersey offers exemplary care for slip and fall accidents, workers compensation accidents, and all other injuries. Reach out to the office nearest to you or click on the online scheduling tool to book today.