Foot and ankle fractures or Achilles tendon injuries are painful experiences that often need medical attention as soon as possible. David Liao, DO of Dr. David Liao Orthopaedic Center, LLC, is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in both conservative and surgical repair of the lower extremities. With two Texas locations -- Greenville in Hunt County and Royse City in Rockwall County -- Dr. Liao helps patients of all ages recover from many different lower extremity conditions and injuries. He welcomes you to call the office to schedule a consultation and learn more.
Whether you’ve been in an accident or fall, or somehow misstepped, a fractured ankle or foot can be very painful. Conversely, if it’s a minor fracture, you may walk around for a few days and not even realize it’s broken. If you have any of the following symptoms, it’s a good idea to contact Dr. Liao, an experienced orthopaedic surgeon, who can evaluate the extent of your injury and determine the best course of treatment so you can fully recover:
Your Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in your body. It stretches from your heel to your calf muscles and feels like a springy band of tissue at the back of your ankle. Activities like dancing, tennis, and basketball, which require you to start, stop, and pivot quickly, are common causes of Achilles tendon injuries. You can also injure your Achilles tendon simply by moving suddenly, and your risk of injury increases if you wear high heels, have flat feet (fallen arches), or take certain medications.
Because every lower extremity injury is different, Dr. Liao takes the time to carefully examine, X-ray, and evaluate your particular injury. As an orthopaedic surgeon, he is an expert at both conservative and surgical treatment options. The extent of your lower extremity injury determines the available treatment options, and Dr. Liao takes careful consideration to explain them to you.
Nonsurgical treatment options may include:
If you’ve injured any part of your lower extremities and you have painful symptoms, the sooner you contact Dr. Liao’s office, the quicker you’ll be on the road to recovery.