Gabe Podiatry - Dr. Stanley Gabe, D.P.M.
Ankle Sprains
Ankle sprains are fairly common injuries. An ankle
sprain is the stretching or tearing of one of the
ligaments on either side of the bone of the ankle. (A ligament is a thick band
of tissue between the two bones.) Sprained ankles can be complicated with
a fracture or can occur without  fractures. Your Melbourne podiatrist,
Dr. Gabe can determine the best treatment after X-rays.
Broken Toes
Broken toes often go untreated and can be the cause of deformed toes in
the future. A common toe fracture is caused by bumping the toes against a
piece of furniture. Unfortunately, many people believe that nothing can be
done for a broken toe and therefore do not seek medical attention. Many
broken toes are displaced and if not properly treated can cause problems in
the future. Symptoms include discoloration, swelling, and pain. Remember, if
you are diabetic, prompt medical treatment is of the utmost importance.
Nail Trauma
Everyone has at some time dropped something on a toe. When this occurs,
the nail may be injured, and bleeding may occur under the nail. Your
podiatrist, Dr. Gabe, may need to release the blood under the nail. If severe
enough, he may need to remove the nail in its entirety. Antibiotics may be
Depending on the severity of the damage, the nail may or may not grow
The podiatrist, responding to a complaint of heel or arch pain, stiffness or
muscle soreness, is often the first doctor to see the early symptoms of
Podiatrists play an important role in the “team approach” to patient
arthritis care. When the joints of the feet are involved, medication, physical
therapy, exercise, special shoes and surgery --as a last resort--are among
the treatment tools used to relieve pain and restore feet to as near normal
function as possible.