Offering Customized Foot and Ankle Care
Do you find an unusual tenderness or pain in the region of your ankle? Or is there numbness, coldness or swelling with an inability to bear weight when walking? Ankle sprains can occur at any age and are usually brought on by strenuous sports activities or walking on an uneven surface. With years of experience and personalized attention, Drs. Meltzer, Elardo, and Sheth have designed and created a module that emphasizes good foot health with a wealth of care. Utilizing customized surgical and conservative treatments, the experts at the Foot and Ankle Associates are based in Los Gatos, California. Treating and caring for people of all ages, Drs. Meltzer, Elardo and Sheth take an in-depth route to offering expert help for healing of a complete gamut of foot and ankle ailments with a view to enhance and accelerate a quality lifestyle.
As an injury that occurs when least expected an ankle sprain involves torn or stretched ligament. The ankle bears the brunt of a sprain and can happen when a person falls down, or when the ankle twists, or when exercising or playing a game, running on a surface that is uneven or when jumping and landing on the foot in an awkward manner. The ligaments connecting one bone to another at a joint that are meant to keep the bones in place get twisted resulting in an ankle sprain. As a very painful injury, ankle sprains include symptoms such as bruising, stiffness, pain and tenderness, not being able to bear weight on the joint or walk, swelling and numbness or coldness in the foot. Deploying high quality healthcare, the doctors at the Foot and Ankle Associates offer treatment for multi-faceted foot disorders.
Enhancing a Quality Lifestyle
Balancing know-how with experience, Drs. Meltzer, Elardo and Sheth at the Foot and Ankle Associates examine the injured area with expertise and ask pertinent questions as to the cause of the injury. Using skilled knowledge, the doctors at the Foot and Ankle Associates recommend x-rays to get to the root cause of the problem combined with accurate treatment using the conventional RICE approach. With Rest, ICE, Compression and Elevation, the foot and ankle specialists at Los Gatos, California would also prescribe wearing a brace or a splint depending on the seriousness of the injury to the ankle. A brace or a splint protects and prevents ligaments from too much movement and enhances healing while reducing pain. The doctors at the clinic would suggest using the ankle as soon as possible if the injury is mild.
With appropriate exercises, the Drs. Meltzer, Elardo and Sheth at the Foot and Ankle Associates would tape or use a brace to prevent re-injury and would prescribe special exercises to keep the muscles active. Ice packs, Ice slush baths and Ice massages would be suggested by the foot and ankle experts as part of the treatment. With precise advice and follow up, the doctors at the Los Gatos clinic would also recommend a semi rigid ankle brace, special wraps with hook and loop fasteners, air-filled or laced braces or tape the ankle with a wide, non elastic adhesive tape followed by exercises after the healing period is over. In order to make the muscles stronger to prevent re-injury, the specialists at the Foot and Ankle Clinic would suggest a series of exercises with Alphabet Letters, Heel Raises, Ankle Circles, Toe Raises, Resisted In and Out, In and Out, Balance Exercises, Step Up Sitting and Standing Heel Raises. Drs. Meltzer, Elardo and Sheth at the Foot and Ankle Associates offer skilled treatment and thorough follow up to put their patients back on their feet so they can resume quality lifestyles.
The Doctors at the Foot and Ankle Associates Step Up the Art of Healing
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