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    Evaluating An Ankle Injury | Les J. Glubo DPM - Grand Central Foot Care

    Last updated 5 years ago

    If you have injured your ankle, then you are probably in a lot of pain.  Regardless of whether they are minor or severe, injury ankles tend to cause a considerable amount of pain.  To help you determine whether you should just ice your ankle injury and take a non-aspirin painkiller to help relieve your pain or make an appointment with a podiatrist to have your ankle examined and a treatment plan drawn up, there are a few things you can do.

    Recount the Injury in Your Head

    Think about the way in which you were injured and try to remember exactly what happened.  Did your ankle crack or pop?  If you remember hearing a distinct crack, then you should see a podiatrist at your earliest convenience or go to the emergency room if you are in excruciating pain.  If you would describe the noise you heard as more of a popping or tearing sound, then your ankle is more likely to be sprained.  Sprains can be very painful, but unless severe, can be treated with simple icepacks and rest.

    Examine the Joint

    If the joint is just swollen, then you’ve probably sprained your ankle.  If you can identify a lump or your joint appears crooked, you may have broken your ankle and should see a podiatrist.

    Do You Feel Any Numbness?

    If the area around your ankle is numb, your injury could be pretty severe.  If you identify any other signs that your ankle may be broken, visit a podiatrist for an expert examination immediately.

    Try to Move Your Ankle

    Even if you are experiencing discomfort, if you can move your ankle, then you probably only have a sprain.  If you try to move your ankle and cannot, it is likely broken.

    If any of the aforementioned signs that your ankle may be broken are present, or if your pain and swelling do not subside within two or three days of your injury, then set up an appointment with a podiatrist to determine the nature of your injury and your treatment options.  With more than 25 years of medical podiatry experience, Dr. Les J. Glubo is one of Manhattan’s premiere podiatrists.  To book an appointment, visit Grand Central Foot Care’s website or call us at (212) 697-3293 today!

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    The materials available at this website are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing medical advice. You should contact your doctor to obtain advice with respect to any particular medical issue or problem. Use and access to this website or any of the links contained within the site do not create a doctor-client relationship. The opinions expressed at or through this site are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the medical office or any individual doctor or physician.

    Watch Your Footware | Grand Central Foot Care - Dr. Les Glubo DPM

    Last updated 5 years ago

    Check out this YouTube video from EmbarrassingIllness about the side effects of not treating bunions! Dr. Pixie McKenna advises a young woman about her bunions. This new series explores the conditions and ailments that leave many of us a little red-faced and aims to de-stigmatize common complaints.

    In this video, patient Laura Dawson deals with two large bunions on her foot due to overuse of high heels and other tight footwear. Dr. McKenna advises Dawson, and women in general, to only use high heels for retreat nights only, but use “sensible” flat shoes for everyday use.

    Most bunions form by using shoes that don’t fit properly – but people with certain foot types are more likely to get them. Occupations that put stress on feet can also cause bunions, and they tend run in families. And if things go too far treatments include splints, insoles, and even surgery.

    Les J. Glubo DPM has been providing foot care in New York for over 25 years and is one of the city's most experienced podiatrists. He focuses on finding solutions for his patients to allow them to live a pain-free, active life.

    To find out more, visit the Grand Central Foot Care website or call Dr. Glubo directly at (212) 697-3293!

    Like Our Blog Topics? Dig Deeper With These Resources | Les J. Glubo DPM - New York Podiatrist

    Last updated 5 years ago

    Some of our recent topics have been about a podiatrist’s skill set and how to treat bunions. If you would like to know more about these topics, then you’ll enjoy reading through these other great resources:

     

    • Look over this eHow article for some tips on getting rid of the pain of a bunion.
    • This article will give you some information about bunions, including the causes of bunions.
    • Use this article for some information on all of the things a podiatrist can do, including the various options you have for your condition.
    • This article contains information on hammertoe and its causes.
    • Use this resource for all of the information you’ll need to treat athlete’s foot.

    Les J. Glubo DPM has been providing foot care in New York for over 25 years and is one of the city's most experienced podiatrists. He focuses on finding solutions for his patients to allow them to live a pain-free, active life.

    To find out more, visit the Grand Central Foot Care website or call Dr. Glubo directly at (212) 697-3293!

    Another 5-Star Review | Les Glubo DPM

    Last updated 5 years ago

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    • I've been seeing Dr. Glubo fro several years now - I have Type 1 diabetes, and although well-controled, foot care is very important - and have always found him congenial and professional. I can usually get an early appointment, so I go before work. My wife sees him as well.

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    Wow, thank you for the great review, Kel!

    Last updated 6 years ago

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    • Dr. Glubo was recommended to me by another doctor of mine whose most glowing praise for him was "he LISTENS to you - - He really LISTENS!" Ironically, I left that other doctor because she didn't listen well at all but I'm indebted to her for the referral. I couldn't agree more with the reviewer who wished Dr. Glubo were a GP so she... More

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