Putting the Pieces Together: How a Skilled Annapolis Podiatrist Can Distinguish Between Ankle Fractures and Ankle Sprains for a Proper Diagnosis

Ankle sprains and ankle fractures require an accurate diagnosis and prompt, appropriate care to promote healing and avoid the potential for long-term complications such as chronic ankle instability. Unfortunately, with such similar causes and symptoms, trying to distinguish between these two injuries can be challenging—but not for our knowledgeable and experienced podiatrist. At Annapolis Foot & Ankle Center, our professional has the training, skill, and onsite imaging and diagnostic equipment needed to deliver the correct diagnosis.

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We understand that each patient's needs are unique. That's why we take a personalized approach to every case, tailoring treatment plans to address specific concerns and conditions. From ankle injuries to degenerative conditions, we are equipped to handle a diverse range of cases with expertise and care. ankle sprain x-rays | Central Maryland Ankle Surgeon

Our mission goes beyond surgery. We believe in comprehensive care that encompasses pre-operative evaluation, surgical intervention, and post-operative rehabilitation. Our goal is not just to provide surgical solutions, but to support patients through their recovery journey, guiding them towards restored mobility and improved quality of life.

In addition to our medical excellence, our commitment to patient satisfaction sets us apart. We prioritize open communication, ensuring that patients are fully informed about their options and treatment plans. We understand that facing ankle issues can be daunting, and we strive to create a comfortable and reassuring environment for every patient.

Case Closed: Providing Treatment For Ankle Injuries

Ankle sprains and ankle fractures benefit from treatment plans that include recommendations such as rest, immobilization, medication, crutches or other assistive devices, and physical therapy. Additionally, both types of injuries may require surgery if particularly severe. However, a skilled foot and ankle specialist must determine which interventions are suitable for your injury and offer the best chance for a full recovery.

Don’t put off the care you need hoping your injured ankle will get better on its own. Annapolis Foot & Ankle Center offers wide-ranging solutions to help you get back on your feet as quickly and as safely as possible. We even offer same-day emergency appointments for injuries like ankle fractures and ankle sprains, so you can skip the long wait and uncertainty of an emergency room visit and go straight to a specialist. Are you ready to find out what we can do for you and your feet?

Eric Harmelin, DPM
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Experienced Amputation Prevention Specialist and Podiatrist in Annapolis, Stevensville, and Glen Burnie, MD.