Common Foot and Ankle Sports Injuries and Their Treatments

If you’re an athlete, there’s a good chance you’ve experienced a foot or ankle injury at some point. These injuries can be quite common, and range from Achilles tendinitis to ankle sprains to fractures.

In this blog post, we’ll discuss the most common foot and ankle sports injuries and the treatments available for them. We’ll also provide information on how to contact our office if you need help with an injury.

Sports can Bring These Common Injuries

Sports are an excellent way to stay active and healthy, but they can also lead to injuries. Most sports are high impact and put a lot of stress on the feet and ankles. This can lead to a variety of injuries.

Some of the most common foot and ankle injuries that we see in athletes include:

Achilles tendinitis: This is a condition that occurs when the Achilles tendon becomes inflamed. It’s common in runners and can be quite painful. Symptoms include stiffness and pain in the Achilles tendon, which is located in the back of the lower leg, above the heel.

Ankle sprains: This is a very common injury, especially in basketball players. An ankle sprain occurs when the ligaments that support the ankle are stretched or torn. Symptoms include pain, swelling, and bruising in the ankle.

Foot and ankle fractures: These injuries can occur in any sport but are particularly common in contact sports such as football and soccer. Symptoms include pain, swelling, and bruising.

Heel pain: This is a common injury in runners and can be caused by several different things, including Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, and stress fractures. Symptoms include pain, swelling, and stiffness.

If you’re dealing with any of these injuries, the best thing to do is to contact the professional team at Waco Foot & Ankle. We can help you figure out the best course of treatment for you and get you on the road to recovery.

Woman with lower leg sports injuries

Why is Rapid Treatment for Sports Injuries Important?

If you’re dealing with a foot or ankle injury, it’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible. These injuries can quickly become worse if they’re not treated properly, and that can lead to a longer recovery time.

While the fallout of a broken bone or a severe sprain can be serious, even seemingly minor injuries like Achilles tendinitis can cause long-term problems if they’re not treated properly.

That’s why it’s always best to err on the side of caution and contact our team of doctors when you’re dealing with any kind of foot or ankle pain. We can help you get on the road to recovery and get back to doing the things you love.

Podiatrist treating foot sports injuries

Treatments for Foot and Ankle Sports Injuries

The good news is that there is a range of effective treatments for foot and ankle injuries. At Waco Foot & Ankle, we offer a variety of treatments for foot and ankle injuries, including orthotics, braces, and MLS therapy.

Orthotics: Orthotic devices can be used to support the foot and ankle and help to prevent further injury. We offer custom orthotics that will give your foot and body the support it needs from the ground up. These custom orthotics go worlds beyond the common shoe inserts you find at the local pharmacy. Over-the-counter shoe inserts offer more cushion but do not give much support for your feet.

Braces: Braces can be used to immobilize the foot and ankle and protect against further injury. Fitting braces can be tricky, so it’s best to seek professional help. Braces work best when used in combination with other treatments, such as orthotics.

MLS Therapy: MLS (Multiwave Locked System) therapy is a non-invasive treatment that uses laser energy to reduce pain and promote healing. MLS therapy can be used for a range of injuries, including Achilles tendonitis, ankle sprains, and heel pain. The treatment works by reducing inflammation and promoting cell regeneration.

Find effective treatment for sports injuries today!

If you are suffering from a foot or ankle injury, contact us today for help. We offer a range of effective treatments that can help you get back to being pain-free and onto the road to recovery.

Our team of experienced podiatrists will create a customized treatment plan to get you back on your feet as soon as possible.