Non-Surgical Foot and Ankle Medical Procedures
Our experienced NYC orthopedic foot surgeons explain what you need to know
Dealing with a serious foot and ankle injury? Wondering which foot and ankle medical procedure is right for you? In many cases, you might not need surgery to correct what’s wrong with your foot or ankle. Sometimes, non-surgical procedures might be what you need to treat your injury and get your life back on track.
Our experienced New York orthopedic foot surgeons at Island Musculoskeletal Care (IMC Bone Doc) can explain all the different non-surgical procedures available to you. If it does turn out that you do need surgery, we can operate on you, as well. That’s because our board-certified, fellowship-trained surgeons have more than 100 years of combined medical experience.
Schedule an appointment with IMC Bone Doc. Many of our doctors often have immediate appointments available the same day at our seven office locations in New York City and Long Island. Whenever possible, we will do our best to make sure you receive all your medical care at one convenient location.
What are common non-surgical foot and ankle medical procedures?
The field of medicine continues to advance every day. Many serious medical conditions, which once required surgery, can now be treated effectively using non-surgical medical techniques. Our New York orthopedic foot surgeons are well aware of the latest, most advanced medical procedures when it comes to foot and ankle injuries. Information about some of these procedures can be found below.
It isn’t just what we know that matters. It’s how we treat each patient. We never take a one-size-fits-all approach. We always take the time to properly diagnose exactly what’s wrong with you. That way, we can create a treatment plan perfectly suited for your specific medical needs.
We also understand the urgency of diagnosing exactly what’s wrong with your foot or ankle. That’s why all of our offices have advanced diagnostic equipment, including an MRI machine in each office. That way, you won’t have to wait or race around from one office to another. Instead, you can receive all your medical treatments in one, convenient location, in most cases.
Our New York orthopedic foot surgeons can help you every step of the way
Make sure your foot or ankle injury gets the attention it rightfully deserves. Contact us and schedule an appointment with an experienced, New York orthopedic foot surgeon at one of our seven office locations. Call us or make an appointment online.
IMC Bone Doc is an in-network medical provider. As a result, we accept most major insurance providers. We also have extensive experience dealing with no-fault insurance claims involving car accidents and workers’ compensation claims involving workplace injuries. So whatever type of foot or ankle injury you’re dealing with in New York, we’re here for you.
What is platelet rich plasma therapy?
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy can be a very effective way to treat serious foot or ankle injuries. Our blood naturally contains platelets, which play an important role in promoting healing in our body. PRP therapy simply involves dramatically increasing the number of platelets in our blood.
PRP therapy involves removing blood from a patient, separating out the platelets and then injecting the platelet-rich blood back into the patient. Platelet rich plasma therapy can help alleviate pain in the foot or ankles, promote healing and may even help delay ankle joint replacement surgery.
We don’t perform PRP therapy at this time, but we would be glad to discuss all procedures with you and recommend you to a PRP specialist, if necessary.
Foot activity and exercise guide
There are many different foot and ankle exercises which can be very beneficial if you’re experiencing chronic foot pain due to a foot or ankle injury or illness. In many cases, our licensed physical therapists (we have one in each of our seven offices) can explain and teach you different effective exercises designed to promoting healing and reduce foot and ankle pain.
These exercises include:
- Ball rolling with your feet
- Calf raises
- Heel cord stretches
- Marble activity (using your injured foot to pick up marbles off the floor)
- Toe writing (writing the alphabet in the air with your injured foot)
- Towel stretches with your feet