Sports injuries affect the foot and ankle and can occur when partaking in any type of athletic or sports activity where there is a risk of trauma or atypical stress to the area The most commonly experienced injuries include:
Several injuries can be prevented or reduced when athletes adhere the recommendations of the podiatrist. Wearing the proper shoes, strengthening the muscles around the joint and stretching and warming up appropriately can aid in many impediments.
If you are experiencing any of the following issues or symptoms you should make an appointment to see Dr. Patel for diagnosis and treatment
If you have employed the RICE therapy of rest, ice, compression, and elevation to address the injury without significant results and are either unable to walk after 3 days or the pain is not reducing, you should see a doctor. Additionally, if weakness persists for longer than 14 days you should also come in.
Generally, Dr. Patel will order X-rays and may order a CT scan or an MRI so that he can see th inner workings of the injured body part to properly diagnose and determine treatment. Non-surgical treatments usually used include:
Physical therapy and using padding or splints can also help with moderate injuries such as sprains or bunions. Some conditions such as fractures or very serious plantar fasciitis might require surgery. Surgery is usually a last resort because of the time necessary to recover in full.
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