Foreign Body Treatment

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Foreign body foot injuries can happen to anyone and can be quite painful and debilitating. Whether it's stepping on a piece of glass, a nail, or a thorn, foreign bodies can get lodged in your foot and cause infection or other complications if not treated promptly. Fortunately, a mobile podiatrist like Dr. Lilja can provide effective treatments for foreign body foot injuries in the comfort of your own home or office.

Explore the different types of foreign body injuries, the symptoms to look out for, and the various treatment options available from a foot and ankle surgeon down below.

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What Is a Foreign Body Foot Injury?

A foreign body foot injury, the name suggests, is a type of podiatry injury that occurs when a foreign object — such as glass, metal, or a splinter — penetrates the skin and gets lodged in the foot. Despite minor side effects, this can lead to infection if left untreated. Foreign body foot injuries can happen to anyone and proper treatment from a mobile podiatrist is crucial to prevent complications and ensure a speedy recovery.

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Warning Signs of a Foreign Body Foot Injury

Symptoms of a foreign body type of injury typically include noticeable pain, swelling, and redness in the affected area. You may also experience difficulty walking or putting weight on the injured foot. In some cases, a foreign object may be visible in the foot or may cause bleeding. If this describes your situation, it's important to seek prompt medical attention from a foot and ankle surgeon.

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How Working With A Mobile Podiatrist Helps

Working with Dr. Lilja after you experience a foreign body foot injury can provide several benefits. As a mobile podiatrist, he can come directly to your home, saving you time and effort of traveling to a clinic. These appointments with a foot and ankle surgeon can also provide prompt and personalized care, assessing the extent of your injury and recommending the best treatment plan to suit your needs.

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