Foot & Ankle Trauma Therapy in Seaford & Millsboro
Foot and Ankle Treatment in Seaford, DE
Rely on Us for Foot and Ankle Trauma Treatment
Southern Delaware Foot & Ankle is home to Sussex County’s Foot and Ankle Specialists. Our doctors are excellent at diagnosing and treating fractures, sprains, dislocations, tears, and more. We have state-of-the-art offices in Seaford and Millsboro, DE to serve you. Since 2000, we have delivered exceptional care to patients from throughout the region. We are committed to providing you with an unrivaled patient experience that ends with you resuming a pain-free, active lifestyle. Whether you are dealing with nagging pains or suffer a traumatic sports injury, our team can help. Call us today to learn more.
Understanding Foot and Ankle Trauma
Many people may immediately think of foot and ankle trauma occurring during a basketball game, tennis match, or other sporting activity. While all of these scenarios are possible, people most commonly injure their feet and ankles while walking or completing routine tasks at work or home. The feet and ankles provide balance, mobility, and support to your body. They comprise 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments working together to keep you upright. We treat all fractures from your ankle to toes! Our physicians treat patients with both acute (new) and chronic (old injuries).
Different Kinds of Ankle Injuries
Our doctors and staff have extensive experience dealing with all kinds of foot and ankle injuries. Regardless of the cause of your discomfort, we can help. But it is important to understand the different types of injuries you may sustain. They include:
- Fractures – A fracture is a partial or complete break in a bone. We assess fractures based on factors such as stability, alignment, location, type, displacement, rotation, angulation, open/closed, and whether they occur at a joint.
- Sprains – Ankle sprains occur when ligaments that connect two bones in a joint are overstretched or torn. Symptoms include bruising, pain, and swelling.
- Strains – Strains are overstretched or torn muscles or tendons. If you suffer a strain, you may experience muscle spasms, pain, swelling, and limited flexibility.
We Will Diagnose Your Foot and Ankle Problems
When you visit Southern Delaware Foot & Ankle, our specialists will carefully examine your lower extremity to look for signs of sprains, strains, fractures, or dislocations. X-rays and other imaging machines can provide a clear picture of your bones, tendons, and ligaments. The treatment plan for your injury will be individualized specifically for you.
Our Comprehensive Foot and Ankle Treatments
After carefully diagnosing your foot or ankle injury, the medical professionals at Southern Delaware Foot & Ankle will devise a treatment plan to expedite your recovery, improve your range of motion, and alleviate your pain. The most common course of action for sprains and strains is the RICE technique. It combines rest, ice, compression, and elevation. However, further treatment may be necessary depending on the severity of your issue. We also suggest immobilization and even surgical repairs for some conditions.
Why You Should Choose Southern Delaware Foot & Ankle
Southern Delaware Foot & Ankle has been treating patients in the region since 2000. We have several locations spread around Seaford and Millsboro, DE for our patients’ convenience. At each, we have highly-dedicated staff and state-of-the-art equipment to provide the best treatment options available. We promise a safe, comfortable environment at all of our facilities. Our board-certified doctors can treat children and adults. Simply call our friendly staff to schedule an appointment or alert us to an emergency so that we can prepare to treat you as soon as you arrive. We will listen to your concerns and strive to exceed your expectations with every visit.
Contact Southern Delaware Foot & Ankle Today
Foot and ankle injuries can be debilitating, so it is critical to treat them as soon as they occur. Trying to merely manage your pain may make matters worse. Southern Delaware Foot & Ankle is proud to treat patients suffering from foot and ankle trauma in Seaford and Millsboro, DE. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.