Our FAQ Has Fast Facts on Common Foot and Ankle Injuries in Las Vegas
Our patients are full of questions, and we provide the answers. On our FAQ page, our Las Vegas foot doctors explore the most common questions about heel pain, bunions, nail fungus, ingrown toenails, neuropathy, surgery, and more. Browse or search through our FAQ to get the answers you need.
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Can a broken foot heal on its own?
Broken bones do need treatment to recover—otherwise, you risk the bone tissue not healing at all, or healing incorrectly and creating a deformity. This is because stability is key when a broken foot, or any other fracture, heals. The broken ends have to be securely held together and in the proper place. Continuing to walk on the fracture will not only be painful, it can dislodge the pieces and worsen the damage.
Treating a broken foot doesn’t have to be difficult. First the fracture is identified with a diagnostic image. Then it has to be immobilized in the correct place to allow the tissue to repair itself. Often this means wearing a cast or a special boot. In severe cases, it might involve surgery to use pins or screws to keep the pieces in place. If you’re at all suspicious you might have broken your foot, don’t wait to get help. Contact Absolute Foot Care Specialists today to begin your recovery now. You can reach our Las Vegas offices by calling (702) 839-2010 or by using our online contact forms to request more information.
Can overlapping toes be corrected without surgery?
Overlapping toes are a common minor deformity. If it’s caught early in an infant, it might be possible to treat the condition without surgery. Stretching, adjusting, and taping the toe as the baby grows might help it straighten it out. On rare occasions, a baby might actually outgrow the deformity. Aside from this, however, conservative methods aren’t normally effective. The older you are, the more likely that surgery is your only practical option if you want to change the look of your overlapping toes.
The good news is that, for many children and adults, an overlapping toe never causes problems and doesn’t need to be fixed. For others, however, the “abnormal” appearance can be embarrassing and create social anxiety, or the toe can stiffen and actually become a painful issue. Our experts at Absolute Foot Care Specialists will work with you to help you determine if surgical correction is the right option for your overlapping toe. Make an appointment at one of our Las Vegas offices online, or by calling (702) 839-2010.