Why you should see a sports podiatrist for a toe fracture
Toe fractures are a common type of injury, usually resulting from a sudden impact that causes the toe to forcefully contract and strike another object. These injuries can be excruciating and can affect people of all ages. Although X-rays are often used to diagnose and treat toe fractures, there is also growing evidence that ultrasound can be an effective way to detect these injuries. Unlike X-rays, which emit high radiation levels, ultrasound is a non-invasive imaging technique that uses sound waves. By capturing images of internal structures, ultrasound allows us accurately diagnose toe fractures and guide treatment decisions.
Thus, if you suspect that you may have a toe fracture, it is essential to seek the advice of an experienced podiatrist to ensure the fracture is not displaced and hasn't damaged the joint. Diagnostic ultrasound used in our clinic can aid with diagnosing subtle fractures and injuries as part of their diagnostic work-up.
Docklands Sports Medicine Clinic has experienced and qualified podiatrists in Melbourne who use state-of-the-art tools like ultrasound for a quicker and more effective treatment plan for toe fractures. So if you want peace of mind when it comes to your foot injury, book an appointment at Docklands clinic today!
Mr James Ferrie
B. Pod. (La Trobe); Mem. A. Pod. A
Principal Practitioner / Founder of My Sports Podiatrist