Initial treatment for foot and ankle injuries

Many times it can be difficult to determine if your injury requires a visit to a podiatrist.  There are common misconceptions about which can be successfully treated on your own with remedies such as ice, rest, and immobilization, and which need to be professionally evaluated.  Please visit a great article by the American Podiatric Medical Association regarding this topic.  Preventing long-term problems resulting from acute injuries is the goal, so remember…when in doubt, get it checked out!