Sports Injuries Specialist

Premier Foot & Ankle -  - Podiatrist

Premier Foot & Ankle

Podiatrists located in Dallas, TX, Mckinney, TX & Plano, TX

Not only can sports injuries cause you agonizing pain, but without proper treatment, they can affect your future performance. At Premier Foot & Ankle, located in Dallas, Plano, Allen, Mesquite, Celina, McKinney, and Frisco, Texas, you can meet with a highly skilled sports medicine specialist and get started on treatment right away. Click on the online scheduler to book your sports injury evaluation or call your most convenient location directly.

Sports Injuries Q & A

What are sports injuries?

 

Sports injuries are any type of injuries that occur while you’re participating in a sport, or gradually over time because of your training regimen. Athletes have a high risk of any of the following sports injuries and related conditions.

  • Turf toe
  • Shin splints
  • Ankle sprains
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Stress fractures
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Post-traumatic arthritis

Children are at risk of certain sports injuries, too. Younger athletes are prone to heel pain due to pressure on their growth plates in their heels. Stress and added impact from exercise and sports can irritate your child’s growth plates — which continue to grow until mid-teen years — and cause chronic pain and inflammation.

How are sports injuries diagnosed?

At Premier Foot & Ankle, you can undergo comprehensive diagnostic testing to get to the root of your sports injury. Your sports medicine exam may include:

  • Range-of-motion evaluation
  • Diagnostic ultrasound
  • Digital X-ray imaging
  • Physical exam
  • Reflex testing

Once your dedicated podiatrist gets to the root of why you have pain and the severity of your injury, they talk with you about your diagnosis and which types of treatments you may need.

Which sports injury treatment do I need?

Treating sports injuries involves finding the best solutions for your specific ailment and helping you build up strength and flexibility as bones and tissues heal. Your sports injury management plan from Premier Foot & Ankle may include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Custom orthotics
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Range of motion exercises
  • PodiaTherm™ radiofrequency therapy
  • Multiwave locked system (MLS)  laser therapy
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Immobilization with casting, splinting or bracing
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
  • Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT®)

Combining these sports injury treatments at various stages of your healing process often relieves inflammation and promotes healing.

If you have a complex sports injury, such as a bone fracture or connective tissue rupture, your sports medicine specialist at Premier Foot & Ankle may recommend surgery. But modern sports injury and reconstructive foot surgery procedures are much less invasive than in years past, so you can expect a quicker recovery and a faster return to your training regimen.

If you suffered from a sports injury, contact Premier Foot & Ankle today for an evaluation. You can conveniently book a sports injury appointment either online or over the phone.