Sports Injuries Specialist

Foot & Ankle Specialty Center

Foot and Ankle Specialists located in Willow Grove, PA

Sports injuries can keep you on the sidelines for a while. To make matters worse, if you don’t get proper treatment, lingering pain can disrupt your performance for months, or even years. If you suffered from a sports injury, schedule an exam at Foot & Ankle Specialty Center in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, today so you can get started on treatment early. Book your sports injury evaluation online or call the office directly to schedule an appointment.

Sports Injuries Q & A

What are sports injuries?

Sports injuries can occur just about anywhere in your body. But because your feet and ankles bear all of your body weight and absorb added shock when you run or jump, they’re prone to injury. 

Some of the most common sports injuries that impact your feet and ankles include:

  • Contusions 
  • Shin splints 
  • Ankle sprains
  • Plantar fasciitis 
  • Achilles tendinitis 
  • Peroneal tendonitis
  • Broken bones and stress fractures

Athletes are prone to skin and nail damage, too. Ingrown toenails, athlete’s foot, and fungal nails are all issues that impact anyone who exercises regularly. 

When should I see a podiatrist for sports injuries?

The team of board-certified podiatrists at Foot & Ankle Specialty Center encourage you to come in if you suffer from a slip and fall, had a poor landing, had someone land on your foot, or experience a similar type of sports-related accident. 

It’s important to have a comprehensive sports medicine evaluation if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Inability to bear weight on your foot or ankle
  • Inflammation, tenderness, or soreness
  • Difficulty pointing or flexing your foot
  • Open wounds or sores
  • Toenail discoloration
  • Bump or deformity

Even if your sports injury or nail or skin condition seems minor now, it can quickly progress if you continue to train without seeking medical treatment. The podiatry team at Foot & Ankle Specialty Center can evaluate you and get you started on treatment quickly. 

How are sports injuries treated?

Your sports injury treatment plan from Foot & Ankle Specialty Center is specially designed to help target acute pain while improving healing so you can get back in the game as soon as possible. Treating sports injuries that occur in your lower extremities can include:

  • Activity modifications
  • Corticosteroid injections 
  • Immobilization with a cast or boot
  • Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT)
  • Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE) 
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Physical therapy, balance training, and personalized exercises

If you have a severe sports injury, such as a complex fracture, your podiatrist at Foot & Ankle Specialty Center may talk with you about surgical repair. But with a team of board-certified foot and ankle surgeons available, you can feel confident that you’re in capable hands.

The sports medicine specialists at Foot & Ankle Specialty Center can help you with your sports injury, starting with your first appointment. Schedule your exam online or over the phone today.