Sports medicine is about more than simply recovering from an injury; it’s about rebuilding your strength throughout the healing process and preventing future injuries. With the help of our board-certified foot and ankle specialists, you can undergo innovative sports medicine treatments at Foot & Ankle Institute. Don’t hesitate another day to book your sports medicine exam. Schedule an appointment at the Katy or West Houston, Texas, office either online or over the phone.

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What are sports injuries?

Sports injuries are any type of ailments that occur because of your sporting activity, training, or exercise regimen. They can occur suddenly, such as an ankle sprain, or gradually over time, as with a stress fracture. Sports injuries that affect your feet and ankles include:

  • Shin splints
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Bone fractures
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Sprains and strains

Because sports injuries can affect your performance if you don’t get started on treatment right away, book a sports medicine evaluation at Foot & Ankle Institute at the first sign of injury.

When should I see a sports medicine doctor?

Whether you have ongoing pain or discomfort in your feet or ankles or heard a sudden “pop” during today’s game, it’s important to schedule a sports medicine evaluation at Foot & Ankle Institute right away.

We encourage you to come in for an evaluation if you experience any of the following issues.

  • Redness or bruising
  • Limited range of motion
  • Muscle or joint stiffness
  • Swelling, tenderness, or inflammation
  • Difficulty bearing weight on the foot
  • Popping or grinding sounds or sensations

At Foot & Ankle Institute you can get all of your essential X-ray or ultrasound imaging right on-site, so our doctors can diagnose you quickly and get you started on treatment right away.

Which sports medicine treatment do I need?

Your sports medicine treatment plan from Foot & Ankle Institute is personalized to you, your specific injury, and the sport or exercise in which you participate. We may suggest combining any of the following sports injury treatments.

  • Custom orthotics
  • Physical therapy
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT)
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Daily stretching and strengthening exercises
  • Immobilization with bracing, casting, or splinting

If you need surgery for a tendon or ligament rupture, broken bone, or other sports injury that isn’t healing properly, our experienced surgeons can often use minimally invasive measures to make any necessary repairs.

No matter which treatment is right for you, our doctors stay involved throughout all phases of your rehabilitation to ensure you return to 100% and get back to your training schedule as quickly as possible.

Book your sports medicine evaluation at Foot & Ankle Institute today. Click on the online scheduler or call the office directly to book an appointment.