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Sports Injuries

What is Podiatric Sports Medicine?

Every day, athlete’s feet carry the weight of a muscular body and absorb the impact of jumping, running, kicking, and pounding. Athletes’ ankles must be able to move with the rest of the body during quick turns, dips, and sprints. So it’s not surprising that 25% of sports injuries are foot and ankle-related, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Many sports-related foot and ankle injuries require time off from sports to heal properly. But if left untreated, those injuries can have a devastating effect on an athlete’s career.

That’s where our podiatric sports medicine specialty comes in. We know the feet and ankles are incredibly complex structures — made of small bones and delicate tendons, yet able to support the weight and movement of an entire body. We treat them with the attention and care they deserve so we can get you back on your feet and in the game as quickly as possible.

Common Injuries

Some of the most common sports injuries involve the feet and ankles. Sprained ankles and injured Achilles tendons top the list, along with plantar fasciitis and stress fractures. But these are just a few of the sports injuries an athlete can experience and that we treat here at the Foot & Ankle Center. Sports-related foot and ankle injuries we frequently see include:

  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Chronic tendonitis
  • Acute trauma involving stress fractures
  • Avulsion fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Open and closed fractures
  • Growing pains
  • Excessive pronation
  • Rigid supination
  • Untreated limb length discrepancy
  • Poor stretching and strengthening exercises

Let us make walking easier

Do you or a family member suffer from a sports-related foot or ankle injury listed above? Don’t wait to seek treatment. Make an appointment at Foot & Ankle Center today and get back in the game sooner.