Sports Injuries

The shuffling, running, and jumping involved with sports puts stress on the feet and ankles and can lead to any number of injuries.

In general, there are two types of sports injuries:

1. Traumatic injuries from a sudden event like an ankle sprain or fracture.
2. Overuse injuries from repetitive microtrauma such as swimmer’s shoulder, runner’s knee, or tennis elbow.

Other examples of sports injuries include:

  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Capsulitis
  • Peroneal tendonitis
  • Lateral ankle instability

Symptoms vary depending on the type of injury, but many sports injuries signal your body with anyone or several of the following:

  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Inflammation
  • Bruising
  • Tenderness
  • Joint instability
  • Weakness
  • Loss of range of motion
  • Limited mobility

Every injury is unique depending on its location, how it happened, its severity, and what affects it’s having on your body. Whenever possible, our doctors use the most conservative approach, which involves icing, elevating, resting, compression, casting, and splinting.

If your injury doesn’t respond to conservative therapy, the Doctor may recommend one or a combination of the following treatment options:

  • Alternative therapies like stem cell and PRP injections or Laser therapy
  • Minimally invasive therapy like fluid removal or cortisone injections
  • Physical therapy to restore muscle function and range of motion
  • LASER Pain Therapy
    • Laser therapy is the non-invasive use of laser energy to generate a photochemical response in damaged or dysfunctional tissue. Laser therapy can alleviate pain, reduce inflammation and accelerate recovery from a wide range of acute and chronic clinical conditions. As rehabilitation specialists know, the main goal of treatment for many when treating painful, debilitating conditions is to facilitate improved function and mobility. Laser therapy is a drug-free, surgery-free technique to help make that goal a reality.
    • Cleared by the FDA in 2003, Class IV Laser therapy has become standard of care for many musculoskeletal injuries. Many clinicians are confidently incorporating laser therapy programs into their practices due to the growing body of literature supporting the efficacy of laser therapy as a modality to reduce inflammation and accelerate recovery
  • Surgery: Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are growing in popularity as celebrities and professional athletes use this cutting-edge treatment. First, stop before surgery. In some cases, PRP injections generate enough healing to prevent surgery.
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Chronic plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Muscle strains
  • Osteoarthritis

Get help for your sports injury and get back to the activity you love.