Here in the Heart of Texas we rarely get snow but we do get that dreaded ice. Icy surfaces are a major cause of foot and ankle problems including ankle sprains and fractures. This Holiday season, through all the hustle and bustle, watch out for those patches of ice. Here are some tips to help you avoid a fall:
- Wear appropriate footwear.
- Wear proper fitting shoes that have good traction.
- Take your time and walk slowly.
- Take small steps with your center of gravity over your front leg.
- Use designated walk ways.
If you do unfortunately fall and injure your toes, foot or ankle, Waco Foot and Ankle is here for you. Do not wait to get treatment, even for a small ankle sprain!! Waiting to get treatment for what seems like a simple ankle sprain could result in further damage result in a prolonged recovery. Occasionally a bad sprain can mask an underlying fracture. The best treatment is to see a Foot and Ankle Specialist at Waco Foot and Ankle. With same day appointments available you can skip the emergency room or urgent care visit. We will it down with you to determine if you have an ankle sprain or a fracture. From there we will develop a personalized plan of care that fits your life style but treats the injury appropriately. Take care this Holiday season and know we are here for you.