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Sports Injuries

Sports Injuries

Healthy feet and ankles are naturally built to bear the weight of your body, absorb the forces of impact each time your feet strike the ground, and propel your body from place to place. However, they are not impervious to injury. Sudden trauma, repetitive strain, and overuse can damage the soft and hard tissues in the feet and ankles, causing discomfort, impairing function, and limiting participation in daily living activities. 

When ankles and feet are in motion

With all of the running, jumping, pivoting, twisting, turning, and other movements involved in sports, overuse and acute injuries to the feet, ankle, and lower limbs are common. While injuries to the feet and ankle are often seen in many contact sports or activities like gymnastics and running, even weekend warriors and people who enjoy certain activities only once in a while can experience these injuries. 

Common sports-related foot and ankle injuries

Even though there’s a long list of sports-related injuries to the foot and ankle, the most common ones involve sprains and strains, fractures, dislocations, and issues affecting the Achilles tendon. Keeping in mind that some injuries cannot be foreseen or avoided, some factors such as inadequate training, insufficient warm-up exercises or stretching, improper footwear, and the lack of appropriate protective equipment can contribute to the risk. 

What to do if you’re injured

It is recommended that individuals who have sustained an injury seek treatment in a timely manner and refrain from continued stress to the affected site. With prompt attention and care further trauma and the onset of other complications can be prevented.

Treatment for a foot and ankle injury depends on the extent and severity of the damage. Care may include conservative methods such as orthotics, braces, casting, immobilization, physical therapy or medications. However, surgery may be necessary to correct alignment, alleviate discomfort, and restore function.

Skilled care from a trained and experienced specialist

After reviewing the patient’s history, performing a clinical exam, and obtaining diagnostic tests as needed, Dr. Vosseller determines the best options in care. In addition to providing treatment to repair damaged tissue, alleviate discomfort, and restore mobility, he will recommend treatment to reduce the risk of re-injury. 

Dr. J. Turner Vosseller provides the latest advanced non-surgical and surgical methods of care to help patients back on the road to health and back in the game.

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