Feet and ankles are, unfortunately, highly susceptible to sudden, painful trauma. Whether you hurt yourself on the sports field, in the workplace, at home, or on the road, immediate trauma care is essential if you want to give yourself the best chance at a fast and successful recovery.
At Rainier Foot & Ankle, we provide prompt and effective care for a wide range of traumatic injuries and accidents. In most cases we can get you in right away to address an urgent problem, so you can get the care you need from a foot and ankle expert—and potentially save yourself a trip to the ER or urgent care.
Traumatic Conditions We Can Treat
Trauma simply refers to any sudden, acute injury or accident that has an immediate and significant impact on the health and stability of your feet or ankles—and which usually demands urgent care.
We treat foot and ankle trauma of all kinds here at our office. Some of the most common include:
- Sprained ankles
- Broken bones
- Ruptured tendons, ligaments, or muscles
- Puncture wounds
- Crush injuries
Sports and vigorous exercise are a common cause of injury, but certainly not all traumas are athletic in nature. We are used to helping people after workplace accidents, automobile crashes, falls at home, and more.
Treating Common Traumas
At Rainier Foot & Ankle Associates, we can provide a quick diagnosis and fast, effective treatment options for foot and ankle traumas.
Most traumas can be treated effectively using conservative methods. This could include treating and bandaging a wound, or immobilizing the foot after a sprain or stable fracture to protect the damaged tissues and bones while allowing them to heal.
However, our office is also equipped to perform immediate and emergency foot or ankle surgery should the need arise. Most foot and ankle traumas that require surgery do not require you to be hospitalized; the procedure can be performed outpatient, either at our main office or a nearby surgical center.
We also provide several advanced procedures that can assist with trauma care, including (but not limited to) AmnioFix injections and MLS laser therapy. Techniques and tools such as these are frequently used to control pain and swelling early, close up and heal wounds (with less scarring), and help your damaged tissues repair themselves faster. That means less downtime, less need for rehab, and a quicker path to full recovery!
Trust Rainier Foot & Ankle For Effective Trauma Care
So why come to us for your foot or ankle trauma? There are many reasons, some of which we’ve already covered.
First, our team specializes exclusively in foot and ankle conditions. A general practitioner performing trauma care is unlikely to have the same level of experience and training as we do when it comes to foot-related traumas.
Second, reduced waiting times! We are usually able to accommodate patients with urgent care needs and get you back to the exam room right away. If you have a pressing need to see a doctor for a foot or ankle trauma (but it is not so bad that you need an immediate ambulance to the ER), give us a call first—it’s very likely we’ll be able to take you back as soon as you arrive.
Third, we probably have everything you need already at our office, including digital X-ray and advanced treatment options. An urgent care center is probably just going to patch you up and then give you a referral. Whereas we can not only deal with the initial trauma, but get you started on a personalized treatment and rehab plan right away!
At Rainier Foot & Ankle Associates, we will always do everything in our power to get you back on your feet as quickly and safely as possible. If you’ve recently suffered a foot or ankle injury and need care as soon as possible, please give us a call directly at (360) 761-1285 so we can help you.