Fourth of July Foot Dangers

The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays. It is a time to get together, get outside and eat delicious food! I myself am not a big fireworks fan, but to many, that is also an integral part of the lineup. Firework displays can be seen from big to small on our countries birthday, but what many don’t realize is the inherent danger that exists with using fireworks!

Fireworks are not only a drain on the bank account to purchase, but they can also be a drain in medical bills when things go wrong! Essentially a controlled explosion, fireworks are put in the hands of people that have no idea how to use them! This leads to mistakes and physical injury. I once heard a story of a mortar type firework falling over and instead of running the other direction, the person in charge attempted to “stomp out” the fuse. Unfortunately, he was not fast enough and blew apart his foot! That brings me to the real point of this blog.

Traumatic foot injuries can be very complex things to treat. From wound infections to fractures, to burns a traumatic injury like this one can lead to months of treatment. At Healthy Feet Podiatry we use a multitude of state of the art treatment methods to systematically treat each of these. Wound care we attack aggressively with collagen based products which not only in combination with silver laced gauze prevent infection, but actually encourage tissue growth. We also use patients own platelets to rapidly heal wounds! Thats right we can simply take blood from our patients with our in house licensed phlebotomist, spin it in a centrifuge, and condense the platelets into a gelatinous like plug that seals wounds closed! We can quickly diagnose fractures in the office with our high definition instant digital X-ray machines, and then treat them either conservatively or surgically if indicated.

These state of the art treatments are not even the best thing we offer! In my opinion the absolute best service we offer our patients, is the ability to make a same day appointment! Thats right, no waiting a week or a month to see a specialist, we will see you today. No agonizing wait thinking of what is going to happen. Its our goal to make the already traumatic situation you find yourself in as seamless as possible from the same day appointment, to the little to no wait in our beautiful waiting rooms, we want you to leave not only feeling better, but happy you chose us!

If you have any foot or ankle problems, call us at Healthy Feet Podiatry and let us put your mind at ease!