Foot & Ankle Injuries Specialist

Tola Foot & Ankle Center

Pamela C Tola, DPM

Podiatric Medicine & Wellness located in Hamilton, NJ

Over the course of your life, you’re likely to injure your foot or ankle in some way, even if you’re young and reasonably active. At Tola Foot & Ankle Center in Hamilton, New Jersey, Pamela C. Tola, DPM, provides comprehensive diagnostic services for foot and ankle injuries and helps you walk comfortably again as soon as possible with treatment. Book your injury assessment by phone or online at Tola Foot & Ankle Center today.

Foot & Ankle Injuries Q & A

What are some common types of foot and ankle injuries?

Foot and ankle injuries are especially cumbersome because of their effect on your ability to walk and stand. Even if the injury is minor, doing your normal daily activities that involve being on your feet can aggravate and worsen the injury greatly.

Common injuries of the foot and ankle include:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Stress fractures
  • Sprains and strains
  • Hyperextended toes (turf toe)

 

While many people associate foot and ankle injuries with sports or roughhousing, you can get them by simply standing or walking for a long time. 

 

How are foot and ankle injuries diagnosed?

When you arrive at Tola Foot & Ankle Center with an injury in your foot or ankle, Dr. Tola first assesses your symptoms and views your lower leg for signs of an injury. She checks for swelling and may work with your joints to check your mobility. Then, she asks about your lifestyle to find out what led to the injury if you don’t already know. 

If Dr. Tola suspects that you may have fractured or broken a bone in your foot or ankle, she orders an X-ray to see inside your foot. Breaks and fractures often require the most rigorous treatment, so she needs to diagnose them or rule them out before coming up with your treatment plan.

 

What might my treatment for a foot or ankle injury include?

Your treatment strategy depends largely on the type of injury you have. Painful as they are, foot and ankle injuries often heal promptly by themselves as long as you rest the affected area for a reasonable amount of time and follow home care measures. 

To help heal your injury in a timely manner and get you back to full mobility, Dr. Tola creates a plan for you that might include:

  • A cast
  • A brace
  • A heat and ice regimen
  • Stretches and physical therapy
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Rest and recovery
  • Orthotic inserts

 

It’s important that you follow your treatment plan to the best of your ability and attend any follow-up appointments that Dr. Tola books for you. In following your plan, you have the best chance at a full recovery and minimal chances of new injuries.

If you’ve injured your foot or ankle, don’t hesitate to book an appointment by phone or online at Tola Foot & Ankle Center today.