• Is it better to put ice or heat on my sprained ankle/foot?

    It is always best to put ice on your sprained ankle, foot, or any other musculoskeletal injury or trauma.

    Ice constricts your blood vessels and decreases swelling to the injured area, which in turn decreases pain. Heat will open the vessels and increase the amount of fluid to the area. Always remember the word RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) after a sports injury, as the first line of treatment.

    If you suffer from a sports injury, visit our website at www.Toetalfootandanklecare.com or call us for an appointment at (817) 656- 0303.

  • Can the wrong shoes affect my feet while playing sports?

    Every athlete knows the right shoe can make all the difference in their performance. Unfortunately, the wrong shoe can not only affect your performance, but hurt your feet.

    Wearing the proper shoes for the sport you’re playing as well as the surface you’re on is critical for your athletic success and foot health. Ill-fitting shoes, low-top vs high-top, hard cleats vs soft cleats can contribute to foot pain.

    Shopping for shoes can be a daunting task. To ensure you select the right pair for you, Toe-Tal Foot & Ankle Care is here to help. Visit our website at www.Toetalfootandanklecare.com or call us for more info at (817) 656- 0303.

  • What is “Turf Toe”?

    Turf toe is an injury to the big toe joint. This injury gets its name because it is common in Football players, due to the artificial grass that the sport is played on, however it can happen on any surface. The big toe joint (first metatarsal phalangeal joint) is made up of several important ligaments, tendons, and bones which are all vulnerable to injury. The big toe joint is responsible for propulsion and pivoting motions and can be injured when the joint is hyperextended. These injuries can range from a minor sprain to a more severe tear. The first line of treatment is to rest, apply ice, apply a compressive wrap, and elevate the foot. See a podiatrist as soon as possible in order to receive proper treatment so you can get back to your sport as soon as possible.

    If you suffer from turf toe or any other injury to the big toe, call Toe-Tal Foot & Ankle Care, where our sports medicine foot and ankle physicians can help you right away!

  • What is an Ankle Sprain?

    An ankle sprain is one of the most common injuries in the lower extremity where one or more ligaments are injured. Typically, this occurs when you step down wrong and accidentally roll your ankle to the outside or inside. Severity of the ankle sprain depends on whether the affected ligaments are only stretched (Grade I), partially torn (Grade II), or ruptured (Grade III).

    First line of treatment for an ankle sprain is:

    Rest
    Ice
    Compression
    Elevation

    Any ankle sprain requires prompt medical attention and diagnosis to prevent further injury and complication. If you or anyone you know suffers an ankle injury contact Toe-Tal Foot & Ankle Care at (817) 656-0303 or go to our website for more information www.toetalfootandanklecare.com.