Sports Injuries Specialist

Newtown Foot & Ankle Specialists

Podiatry located in Newtown, PA & Bristol, PA

Sports injuries, no matter how minor, can keep you on the sidelines for an extended period of time. Because a proper foot and ankle treatment is essential to prevent future injury, schedule an appointment with the podiatry team at Newtown Foot and Ankle Specialists in Newtown and Bristol, Pennsylvania, as soon as your sports injury occurs. You can either request an appointment online or call the closest location.

Sports Injuries Q & A

What are sports injuries?

Sports injuries are ailments that occur while you’re playing sports, exercising, or warming up or cooling down. Some of the most common sports injuries athletes face include:

  • Turf toe (toe sprain)
  • Runner’s knee
  • Ankle sprain
  • Abrasion or blister
  • Muscle strain or tear
  • Joint sprain or fracture
  • Ingrown toenail or nail bruising

While you can get a sports injury anywhere on your body, foot and ankle sports injuries are particularly debilitating because it is difficult to get time off your feet. Without rest and proper treatment, a sports injury can lead to chronic pain or even make you more vulnerable for developing future issues.

What are the symptoms of sports injuries?

Sports injury symptoms vary from mild to severe and can occur suddenly, or in the days following the moment of injury. If you rolled your ankle during a run, for instance, you might instantly hear and feel a popping sensation, letting you know an injury has occurred. Typical sports injury symptoms include:

  • Bruising, swelling, or inflammation
  • Difficulty bearing weight on the injured area
  • Tenderness or warmth around the injury
  • Joint instability

It’s common for signs and symptoms to worsen for several days after a sports injury. The sooner you schedule an evaluation at Newtown Foot and Ankle Specialists and get a thorough diagnosis, the quicker you can start treatment and get back into the game.

How are sports injuries treated?

Treating a sports injury involves a multifaceted approach to relieve acute pain and inflammation, promote healing, and strengthen the injured area. Most sports injuries treated at Newtown Foot and Ankle Specialists begin with a conservative therapy plan that includes:

  • Bracing, casting, or splinting
  • Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT)
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Prescription orthotic inserts
  • Shoe recommendations
  • Physical therapy

If you have a complete tendon or ligament tear, or a broken bone, your dedicated podiatrist at Newtown Foot and Ankle Specialists might need to surgically repair the injury. Because the doctors offer comprehensive pre- and postoperative care, they ensure that you’ll have a full recovery and the healed area becomes just as strong — possibly stronger — than it was before your sports injury.

Book your sports injury evaluation at Newtown Foot and Ankle Specialists by using the online booking feature or calling your closest office to schedule.