Foot and Ankle Injuries


Few things can take you out of commission faster than a foot or ankle injury.

If a work-related accident, sports injury or sudden fall leaves you limping, turn to Mercy for prompt diagnosis and treatment. Our orthopedic specialists care for most foot and ankle injuries, including:

Some injuries heal on their own after plenty of rest. Other more serious injuries may need complete immobilization or even surgery. Your treatment plan will depend on several factors including your age, lifestyle and the type and severity of your injury. It may include:

  • Rest, ice, compression and elevation (RICE)
  • Medication to reduce pain and swelling
  • A cast or splint to hold a broken bone in place until it heals
  • Orthotics (shoe inserts) to redistribute your weight. This helps take pressure off the injured part of your foot.
  • A brace or walking boot to support your injury while it heals
  • Crutches or a cane to help you walk without putting weight on your injured ankle or foot
  • Orthopedic rehabilitation to strengthen and stretch your muscles and tendons
  • Surgery, including foot and ankle reconstruction, to repair tendons or reposition and stabilize broken bones

No matter how badly you’re hurt, you can rest assured you’re in capable hands at Mercy. We’ll closely monitor your injury until it’s healed, and help you carefully resume your normal activities.

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