Work Related Injuries Specialists

Bay Area Foot Care -  - Podiatry

Bay Area Foot Care

Podiatry & Foot and Ankle Surgery located in San Francisco, San Rafael, Castro Valley, Pleasanton, Oakland, Walnut Creek & San Leandro, CA

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that there are more than 50,000 foot and ankle injuries due to workplace trauma each year. If you suffered a work-related injury, visit the experienced podiatrists at Bay Area Foot Care for treatment. There, you can get the help you need to feel better and get back to work as quickly as possible. Bay Area Foot Care has locations in San Rafael, Castro Valley, Pleasanton, Oakland, Walnut Creek, and San Leandro, California, as well as in the neighborhoods of Lower Pacific Heights, Inner Richmond, NoPa, and the Mission District in San Francisco. To schedule a visit, call your nearest office today or use the online booking tool.

Work Related Injuries Q & A

What Should I Do if I Injure My Feet at Work?

If you injure your feet or lower legs at work, visit Bay Area Foot Care immediately for an exam and treatment. The sooner you seek treatment, the sooner you can begin to heal and return to work. 

For workers’ compensation claims, it’s important to get care immediately to avoid hassle and prevent having to pay out-of-pocket costs for your medical care.

Also, you can treat foot and ankle work-related injuries that occur because of the shoes you wear for work or standing on your feet for long periods with custom orthotics, padding, and physical therapy. 

While an accident at work does not typically cause these injuries, daily wear-and-tear can cause chronic foot issues that require treatment.

What Type of Work-Related Injuries Do Podiatrists Treat?

There are a variety of work-related injuries that the podiatrists at Bay Area Foot Care treat, including:

  • Cuts and punctures
  • Crush injuries
  • Ankle sprains
  • Muscle strains
  • Ankle and foot fractures
  • Bruising


For severe injuries that damage the tissues of your foot, ankle, or leg significantly, Bay Area Foot Care works with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Center for Limb Preservation to avoid amputation or loss of your limb whenever possible.

How are Workplace Injuries Treated?

Treatment for your workplace injury depends on your diagnosis and comfort level. Bay Area Foot Care first aims to reduce any pain you’re feeling, either with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, injections, or other medications. 

When your pain is under control, your provider works with you to develop an effective treatment plan to help you heal so you can return to work and your normal daily activities. Treatments can include:

  • Bracing, splinting, taping, or casting
  • Wound management
  • Custom orthotics
  • Laser treatment
  • Physical therapy


Surgical treatment is available when necessary and is always completed in a timely manner to reduce your risk of amputation, blood loss, and infection.

How Can I Avoid a Workplace Injury?

If you want to avoid a workplace injury in the future, your provider can help you choose the best shoes for your job — including anti-fatigue soles, cushioned soles, and proper ankle support — and give you guidelines to care for your feet during and after your workday.

For the quick and reliable treatment of work-related injuries, call Bay Area Foot Care or schedule a visit online now.