If a sports injury leaves you sidelined, but you’re ready to get back to training, board-certified podiatrists Hatim Burhani, DPM, FACFAS, and Siraj Panchbhaiya, DPM, FACFAS, and their expert team can help at Eastside Podiatry PLLC, located in St. Clair Shores, Michigan. They specialize in sports injury treatments for feet and ankles. At the first sign of an injury, call the office for an appointment or use the online booking tool at any time.
Sports injuries, especially in your feet and ankles, are common among athletes. They affect your musculoskeletal system made up of bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and cartilage. Some sports injuries heal on their own over time. If you have a severe or non-healing sports injury, see the Eastside Podiatry PLLC team for an evaluation.
Sports injuries that can affect your foot or ankle include:
Symptoms commonly associated with foot and ankle injuries include dull or sharp pain, redness, swelling, numbness, tingling, and reduced range of motion or mobility. See the team at Eastside Podiatry PLLC for an evaluation to get back on the field or court as quickly as possible.
To diagnose a sports injury, your podiatrist reviews your medical history and discusses your lifestyle and symptoms. They examine your injured foot and ankle and might recommend blood tests, X-rays, MRIs, or other imaging procedures to confirm your diagnosis and develop a treatment plan.
Your personalized sports injury treatment plan depends on the type of injury you have and its severity. Your podiatrist might recommend:
Home treatments that can accelerate healing and reduce pain include rest, compression, ice or heat packs, elevation, and wearing a splint or brace.
Your provider shows you injury-specific exercises and stretches that can boost strength and flexibility and prevent reinjury.
Taking anti-inflammatory medicines or receiving injections can reduce pain and inflammation associated with a sports injury. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections use your own blood plasma to stimulate cell regeneration and healing.
ESWT uses sound pulses to stimulate healing, break up scar tissue, and reduce pain and inflammation associated with sports injuries.
Laser therapy uses noninvasive laser energy to stimulate healing and cell regeneration without pain, surgery, or downtime.
Fracture care at Eastside Podiatry PLLC might include wearing a brace, splint, or cast, traction, external fixation, or surgical procedures in the case of a severe fracture.
If you have a severe sports-related injury in your foot or ankle, surgery might be needed to fully restore musculoskeletal structure and function. The experts at Eastside Podiatry PLLC offer minimally invasive procedures using the latest innovative technology.
Don’t live with a slow-healing or severe sports injury when a wide array of treatments are available at Eastside Podiatry PLLC. Book an appointment by phone or online today.