People injure their feet and ankles. It’s a fact of life. Your child gets hurt on the playing field, you sustain a workout/running injury, or it could be an injury resulting from a fall or turning your ankle. Sometimes you’re not sure where to go to get your foot or ankle examined. Here are some reasons you should keep us in mind if you get hurt.
1. We specialize in foot and ankle issues. Emergency Rooms and walk-in clinics are competent in the basics, but they don’t understand feet and ankles the way we do and, as a result, occasionally misdiagnose an injury. We’re better able to make a prompt, accurate diagnosis and begin appropriate treatment immediately.
2. “One-stop shopping”. ERs and walk-in clinics take care of the basic examinations with minimal treatment, they then refer you to a physician’s office for follow up and more detailed treatment. That involves 2 visits (and 2 copayments!).
3. It won’t take all day/night. How long is the typical wait in an Emergency Room? Considering that you or your loved one is in pain from the injury, you want it examined and treated quickly. Our office has digital x-rays and sonograms for prompt diagnosis and we carry a full line of durable medical equipment devices to meet most immediate needs without wasting your time.
4. On-call availability. Phone or online requests for emergencies handled quickly, 24/7/365.
5. We know feet and ankles. Go to a cardiologist for a heart problem, to an eye doctor for your eye problem, a dentist for tooth issues. Podiatrists know foot and ankle problems unlike any other specialty.
The takeaway point is that if you sustain any kind of foot or ankle injury, prompt help is always available at Clark Podiatry Center. Injuries happen, but we work hard to make an accurate diagnosis, then treat you promptly and properly so that life can return to normal as soon as possible.
For more information or an appointment, contact us at 732-382-3470 or visit our website at www.clarkpodiatry.com.
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