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Sports Injuries

sports medicineIf you're an athlete, sports injuries of the foot and ankle* are inevitable. Even doing the right things like stretching before and after your routines, and being careful not to ramp up your exercise program too quickly after a winter break, there's a good chance you'll suffer a sports injury at some point.

Athletes who play on uneven surfaces always risk injuries like sprained ankles* and tendonitis. If you play on hard surfaces you risk having injuries like plantar fasciitis (arch and heel pain) and fractures, as your feet are subjected to relentless pounding on the court or street. Because sports injuries of the foot and ankle* only get better with rest and treatment, the worst things to do when you feel pain is to "walk it off" or "play through it". The injury will only get worse if you continue to do the same activity in the same way after you injure yourself.

Over 60% of sports injuries occur during practice. Be sure you warm-up before practice or training, and if you notice any pain or stiffness in your toes, foot, or ankle*, have your trainer take a look to make sure you don't have an injury. If so, follow up as soon as possible with a podiatrist to make sure that you're able to safely bear the stress of competition. It is smarter to sit out a game or two and heal a minor injury than to miss an entire season because it developed into a very serious problem.

Our doctors at Southeast Podiatry realize that every athlete hates to sit on the bench - you love your sport and you live to play it. The goal of our podiatry team is to get you back in the game as soon as possible, and we've helped hundreds of athletes do just that.

To make your appointment with Dr. Brent Harwood or Dr. Bradford Egly, please call our office to set up your appointment.

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