Sports-related injuries should be addressed promptly to avoid further complications. A podiatrist can not only treat sports injuries, but they can also work with the athlete to reduce their risk of future injury. When injuries are addressed early, it can prevent a more severe problem from occurring in the future. A podiatrist can also recommend the best ways to reduce damage to the foot and ankle.
Our team at Newtown Foot and Ankle Specialists offer a range of treatment options for sports-related injuries. After an in-depth consultation with our highly trained podiatrist, we can build a comprehensive podiatry treatment plan that is right for you.
Common Sports Injuries
Sports injuries can occur during games, practice, or during warm-up or cool down. It is vital to practice sports safely and take preventive measure to avoid damage; however, sometimes, that isn’t enough, and injuries can occur. Some of the most common sports-related injuries include.
- Turf toe (toe sprain)
- Joint sprain or fracture
- Runner’s knee
- Abrasion or blister
- Muscle strain or tear
- Sprained ankle
- Ingrown toenail or nail bruising
It is important to stay rested after a sports-related injury to promote proper healing. In some cases, if an injury does not properly heal, it can worsen the injury and result in advanced complications. Our team at Newtown Foot and Ankle Specialists can work with you to build a comprehensive treatment plan that can restore function and balance to the affected area.
How Do I Know If I Have A Sports Injury?
Sport injury symptoms can vary from patient-to-patient. Symptoms may start mild and progress over a few days or produce severe symptoms from the moment of injury. Sports injury symptoms may include one or more of the following:
- Swelling, bruising, or inflammation
- Pain or discomfort when applying pressure to the affected area
- Joint instability
- Tenderness, pain, or tingling around the injury
If you suspect you have developed a sports injury, please contact our team at Newtown Foot and Ankle Specialists. We can perform a full evaluation and determine the best course of action.
How Are Sports Injuries Treated?
We take a multidisciplinary approach to treating sports injuries. The goal of treatment is to relieve pain, inflammation, promote proper healing, and strengthen the affected area. We aim to treat sports injuries as conservatively as possible to achieve high quality, long-lasting results. Your treatment plan may include one or more of the following solutions:
- Bracing, casting, or splinting
- Corticosteroid injections
- Prescription orthotics
- Shoe recommendations
- Physical therapy
- Anti-inflammatory medications
- Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT)
In advanced cases, when you have a complete tendon or ligament tear, or a broken bone or fracture, our team may recommend surgical repair. We offer both comprehensive pre and post-operative care to ensure our patients are comfortable throughout all phases of their care.
Schedule A Consultation
If you would like to have a sports injury evaluation in Newtown, PA, visit our team at Newtown Foot and Ankle Specialists. Our podiatry office offers a range of treatment options for sports injuries. If you would like to schedule an appointment, call 215.234.3772 or request an appointment online.