If you experience injury or foot-related pain due to your occupation, Dr. Jeffrey Rosenblatt can help. A board-certified foot and ankle surgeon, he provides diagnosis and care to treat your condition. If you’re in the Metro Tech area of Brooklyn or West Hempstead, New York, call one of his offices or use the online booking agent for a consultation.
Any painful foot or ankle problems that arise due to your job qualify as work-related foot injuries. Foot problems usually happen at work because of an accident or overuse.
Accidents include dropping a heavy object on your foot or your foot getting crushed by a vehicle. You can experience cuts on your feet, lacerations, and falls, too. Depending on your job, you can also experience an ankle sprain or fracture.
Overuse work-related injuries can happen when you’re required to spend a lot of time on your feet. Overuse injuries, such as heel pain and ankle instability, develop gradually over time.
If you do suffer foot pain, don’t wait to seek treatment: Consult Dr. Rosenblatt before your work-related foot pain becomes disabling. You may be able to head off severe disabilities with a few easy strategies, such as orthotics, proper shoes, and frequent rest.
How Dr. Rosenblatt handles your foot injury depends on the problem.
Injuries that occur due to a heavy object crushing your foot or stepping on something sharp need immediate care. Dr. Rosenblatt orders X-rays, cleans any wounds, and immobilizes broken bones. He also prescribes physical therapy after addressing the immediate trauma.
In the case of overuse injuries, Dr. Rosenblatt diagnoses your problem and helps you find solutions for relief. That can include changes in your footwear choices, custom orthotics, and braces to support your feet. Exercise and physical therapy can also help you manage long days on your feet.
Always wear supportive, appropriate shoes to work to keep your feet healthy and injury-free (closed-toed shoes are usually best). In some work settings, steel-toe boots may be necessary.
If you mostly stand in one place at work, a padded mat can help reduce the pressure of a hard floor. Padded insoles and orthotics also help relieve pain. Regular rest breaks to stretch or sit further alleviate overuse injuries.
If you have work-related foot pain, consult Dr. Jeffrey Rosenblatt today. He can help you find solutions and resolve your pain.