Work-Related Injuries Specialist

Artisan Foot and Ankle Specialists -  - Podiatrist

Artisan Foot and Ankle Specialists

Podiatrists & Foot and Ankle Specialists located in Mission Viejo, CA & Laguna Hills, CA

Work-related injuries may affect any part of your body, including your feet or ankles. The podiatry team at Artisan Foot and Ankle Specialists in Mission Viejo and Laguna Hills, California, can help when you have a foot or ankle work-related injury. They diagnose and treat work-related injuries so you can get back to your usual routine as quickly and safely as possible. To manage your foot or ankle work-related injury, call the office nearest you or book an appointment online today.

Work-Related Injuries Q & A

What are foot and ankle work-related injuries?

Your feet and ankles are complex body parts that play a significant role in supporting your body during forward motion. Given the structure and function of your feet and ankles, injuries are common, even at work. 

Types of foot and ankle work-related injuries include:

  • Ankle sprains
  • Fractures
  • Puncture wounds or lacerations
  • Stress fractures
  • Heel pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Calluses
  • Tendonitis
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Achilles tendon tear
  • Bursitis

You may be at greater risk of developing a foot or ankle work-related injury if you have a job requiring you to spend long periods on your feet. 

When do I need podiatry care for work-related injuries?

You should schedule an appointment at Artisan Foot and Ankle Specialists right away if you have a foot or ankle work-related injury. Even if you think your injury is minor or may improve in a few days, getting the correct diagnosis and treatment plan ensures a faster recovery.

The podiatrists at Artisan Foot and Ankle Specialists are experts at diagnosing and treating all types of foot and ankle conditions. When you come in with concerns about a work-related injury, the team conducts a thorough exam.

Your podiatrist asks detailed questions about your injury, including when and how it happened and your symptoms. They also ask about your typical workday and the type of shoes you wear.

Your podiatrist examines your feet and may have you stand and walk so they can pinpoint the source of your injury. They may also request X-rays to confirm or rule out a suspected diagnosis. 

Your podiatrist then talks to you about your injury.

How are work-related injuries treated?

The Artisan Foot and Ankle Specialists team customizes your work-related injury treatment plan based on your diagnosis, severity of symptoms, job duties, and medical history.

Initially, the team takes a conservative approach to care and may recommend:

  • Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE)
  • Activity modification
  • Change in shoewear
  • Splinting, bracing, or other assistive devices
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Physical therapy
  • Orthotics
  • Foot padding

In some cases, the team may recommend surgery to address your work-related injury.

Work-related foot and ankle injuries require medical care and monitoring. Call Artisan Foot and Ankle Specialists or schedule an appointment today.