Whether you're a pro athlete or a weekend warrior, there's always a risk of injury when you're pushing your body to the limit. And when it comes to foot and ankle injuries, the pain can be especially debilitating. Let’s look at measures you can take to minimize your downtime and get back to the sport you love.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. So, before you hit the field or the gym, make sure you're wearing appropriate footwear that provides proper support and cushioning for your specific activity. And don't forget to warm up and stretch before you start your workout.
But even with the best intentions, injuries can still happen. And when they do, it's important to take action quickly to minimize the damage and get you back on your feet as soon as possible. Some of the common foot and ankles injuries are:
One common foot injury among athletes is plantar fasciitis, which is inflammation of the tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot. This can cause sharp pain with every step and can really put a damper on your training regimen. At Lexington Podiatry, we have a number of treatment options that can help, from custom orthotics to advanced regenerative medicine.
These are a very common sports injury which can happen when you roll or twist your ankle. If you experience swelling or pain, it's important to seek treatment right away to prevent further damage. Our team can provide ankle braces or boots to stabilize your ankle and help it heal faster.
If you're dealing with a stress fracture, which is a hairline crack in one of your bones, we can provide you with a walking boot or crutches to take the pressure off and give your body the time it needs to heal.
Tendonitis is the inflammation of the tendons that connect your muscles to your bones. This can be caused by overuse or improper technique and can be quite painful. But with proper rest and rehabilitation, we can help you get back to your training routine in no time.
When you come to Lexington Podiatry Clinic for treatment, you can expect a team of caring and knowledgeable professionals who are dedicated to helping you achieve your goals. We'll take the time to listen to your concerns, perform a thorough examination, and develop a personalized treatment plan that's tailored to your needs.
And we don't just treat the symptoms – we also focus on addressing the underlying causes of your injury to help prevent it from happening again in the future. Whether that means recommending changes to your training routine, providing custom orthotics, suggesting exercises to strengthen weak areas, or minimally invasive surgery for more severe conditions, we're here to help you get back to peak performance.