Foot Notes...

A Foot & Ankle Centers, PC Newsletter


Foot & Ankle Centers, PC
DR. WILLIAM A. COHEN
and
DR.TIMOTHY W. BUSH
4230 Harding Pike
Suite 202
Nashville, TN  37205
  

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December , 2014 
                       


It's hard to believe we are already at the end of the year!  We are so thankful to each of you for being such wonderful patients and for referring us to your friends and family.  We hope you have a wonderful holiday with your family and we're here if you need us.

Dr. Cohen and Dr. Bush

and

The Staff of Foot & Ankle Centers

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Keep Your Ankles Safe from Fractures this Winter Season

Ice and snow can be beautiful to the eyes, but can play havoc on our feet and ankles. Ankle injuries increase during the winter skier_poles.jpg months and it's important to have any injury examined to help prevent possible long-term complications from undiagnosed fractures.  Many people mistake ankle fractures for ankle sprains, especially if they are able to walk on the injured foot.  The ability to walk on the foot is not a good test to determine a sprain versus a fracture because it is still possible to walk with less-severe injuries.  Mistaking an ankle fracture for an ankle sprain can have serious consequences when the foot does not heal correctly. An ankle fracture involves a crack or break in the bones that form the ankle joint. A sprain involves the ligaments that hold the ankle bones together. Both injuries can happen simultaneously when the ankle moves beyond its normal range of motion, but a fracture requires more complex treatment than a sprain.

 

Telltale signs of a fracture include:

  • Bruising
  • Blisters
  • Significant Swelling
  • Bone Protrusion from the Skin

Those with undiagnosed fractures can have a higher risk of developing infection, arthritis and foot deformities that may make it impossible to walk normally again. Don't let a fall keep you off your feet for too long; call our office right away if you suffer from an ankle or foot injury to make sure you receive a proper diagnosis and treatment.

Source:  acfas.org

Let it Snow Let it Snow Let it Snow...

 

In the event we should have inclement weather our office does everything we can to be sure everyone can get to the office safely. If we know that snow is coming we will try to call the afternoon prior to confirm your appointment and/or reschedule.  If the snowy-sidewalk.jpg weather is bad we will generally postpone the first few patients of the day to be sure all the staff can get to work safely.  Feel free to leave us a message if we're not in and we will return the call as soon as possible.

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