If you have suffered any kind of crush injury to your foot or ankle, it is imperative that you have the condition evaluated by a podiatrist as soon as possible. Maybe the injury occurred while at work when heavy machinery fell on the foot, or maybe it was as simple someone stepped on your child’s foot during a sporting event. Crush injuries are considered to be a critical medical condition, and always require attention from a specialist to determine the extent of the injury and provide quick treatment to help avoid or lessen the potential for permanent complications. Untreated, crush injuries can lead to internal bleeding, broken bones, nerve damage, and compartment syndrome. If you have had a crush injury to your foot, ankle, or lower leg, make an appointment at The Schottenstein Center as soon as possible.