If you have a foot or ankle injury because of playing sports, the specialists at Littleton Foot and Ankle Clinic, PLLC, in Littleton, Colorado, can help. Board-certified podiatrist Alfred Kwon, DPM, and his expert staff are highly trained in treating sports injuries. They ensure proper healing to get you back on the court or field. Call the office or use the online scheduler today.
Sports injuries cause damage to your bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, or other soft tissues. They occur for a variety of reasons and are debilitating in some instances. Getting proper treatment for a foot or ankle injury is the best way to recover quickly and reduce your risk of long-term complications.
Common injuries because of training for or playing sports include:
Signs of a foot or ankle injury include visible tissue deformities, swelling, stiffness, warmth, redness, and bruising. You may have difficulty walking and staying active.
While anyone can develop sports injuries, some factors increase your risk. Examples include overtraining, improper training, and not warming up or stretching properly. Playing contact sports, cutting, and jumping are also risk factors for sports injuries.
Dr. Kwon asks about your injury history, lifestyle habits, medical history, and symptoms to find out which type of sports injuries you have. He examines your feet and ankles to look for signs of swelling and musculoskeletal deformities.
He could order blood tests, X-rays, MRIs, or other imaging procedures to get an in-depth view of the inner structures of your feet and ankles.
Your sports injury treatment plan depends on the type of injury you have and its severity. Dr. Kwon may suggest:
Home remedies that help reduce pain caused by sports injuries include wearing a brace, boot, or cast, icing the affected area, and getting plenty of rest. Eat nutritious foods and slowly ease back into physical activity as directed by Dr. Kwon.
Your provider may suggest physical therapy sessions to stimulate blood flow and healing, increase musculoskeletal strength, and reduce your risk of future injuries.
Extracorporeal pulse activation technology (EPAT) shockwave therapy is a painless and noninvasive treatment that emits acoustic waves into targeted tissues to promote cell regeneration and natural healing.
If you have a severe foot or ankle injury, Dr. Kwon offers surgery to fully restore foot and ankle structures.
Don’t wait to get treated for it if you have a sports injury. Call the Littleton Foot and Ankle Clinic to schedule an appointment or book one online today.