Do not worry – we are not suggesting you sit at home all summer! By equipping yourself with a little knowledge about common sports injuries and treatments, you will know how to address them and minimize recovery time. To help you get started, we have put together a brief guide to some of the most common injuries we see at Crystal Coast Podiatry, as well as steps you can take to aid recovery.
Treatments for Foot and Ankle Sports Injuries
Struggling with a new foot or ankle injury? Do not fret! There are several treatment options for you to try in combination with rest (and a little patience). Your options include:
Custom orthotics are medical devices designed to correct issues with how you stand, walk, or run. Dr. Bobrowski also prescribes them to treat a range of conditions, including plantar fasciitis, bursitis, arthritis, and diabetes. In some cases, orthotics can reduce the need for invasive surgeries.
If Dr. Bobrowski decides that you need orthotics, he will take some non-weight-bearing impressions of your feet to send to a lab where the orthotics will be made for you.
Foot and Ankle Braces
Foot and ankle braces are relatively inexpensive devices designed to prevent ankle injuries by supporting the joints and ligaments that make up the foot. You may have noticed many fellow teammates, joggers, and gym-goers donning braces during strenuous exercise. If you have experienced a heel or ankle injury in the past, it is worth jumping aboard this trend to avoid re-injury.
Multiwave locked system (MLS) therapy uses light to accelerate the body’s natural healing processes and restore movement to the feet and ankles. This treatment reduces pain and heals injuries by helping cells remove toxins, blocking pain signals in the brain, and increasing blood flow to the injured area.
Get the Best Help with Your Sports Injuries
Do you struggle with heel, ankle, or foot pain after playing your favorite sports? Do not suffer in silence! Crystal Coast Podiatry is here to help restore your feet to their former glory so you can maintain your active lifestyle. Get in touch today by calling (252) 638-4700 or contact us online, to speak to a friendly member of our staff.