Adler Foot and Ankle

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Foot & Ankle Surgery, Wound Care & Foot and Ankle Reconstructive Surgery in North Miami Beach and Hallandale, FL


Foot and ankle injuries include cuts, ligament and tendon tears, and fractures. At Adler Foot and Ankle’s convenient offices in North Miami Beach and Hallandale, Florida, Laura Adler, DPM, and Charlton Adler, DPM, provide first-class care for these and many other injuries. They use noninvasive treatments like laser therapy and can perform reconstructive surgery when needed. Call Adler Foot and Ankle’s nearest office today or schedule a consultation online if you suffer a foot or ankle injury.

How would I injure my foot and ankle?

Common ways to injure your foot or ankle include:

Personal injuries

Personal injuries involve harm to you, for which someone else is responsible. For example, you might slip on a wet patch in your grocery store, fall, and break your ankle. The store would be accountable because they should have put up warning signs and promptly cleaned the spill.


Sports injuries

Sports and exercise can put immense pressure on your feet, especially if you often run, jump, twist, and stop suddenly.


Auto accidents

Feet and legs are vulnerable to injuries in auto accidents. Hitting an obstacle at speed can compress the car’s front and push the engine block toward your feet. Foot and ankle crush injuries are common in these accidents.

Slip-and-falls at home and dropping heavy objects on your feet frequently cause foot and ankle injuries. Crush injuries can happen in the workplace.


What foot and ankle injuries are most common?

Common foot and ankle injuries include:

  • Fractures (broken bones)
  • Sprains (ligament damage)
  • Strains (tendon damage)
  • Stress fractures
  • Tendinitis (tendon inflammation)

You’ll need a gait and balance evaluation if you have trouble walking after an injury. During the analysis, your podiatrist watches your body move as you walk. They use advanced technology, including sensors attached to your skin, to assess your movements.


What treatment will my foot and ankle injury need?

Successfully treating foot and ankle injuries varies depending on what kind of injury you have and how severe it is.

A fracture might need a cast to immobilize the foot while the broken bones heal. If the bone ends aren’t aligned correctly, your podiatrist might have to manipulate them into place. Severe fractures with many breaks or protruding bones will need surgery to reconstruct the foot.

You might need connective tissue repair or reconstructive surgery. Connective tissues include ligaments, which attach bones to each other, and tendons, which connect muscles to bones. A severe tear or rupture (where the tissue detaches entirely from the bone) needs surgical treatment.

The Adler Foot and Ankle team might recommend joint replacement surgery if a joint is beyond repair. They remove the damaged bone and tissue, replacing it with artificial parts.

Call Adler Foot and Ankle today or book an appointment online if you need help with a foot and ankle injury.