Sports Injuries Specialist

About Feet Podiatry Center

Podiatry located in Exton, PA

Sports injuries affect athletes, dancers, runners, and anyone who exercises regularly. Because proper treatment is critical to your performance (and to prevent re-injury), the board-certified podiatrists offer innovative sports medicine care at About Feet Podiatry Center. This Exton, Pennsylvania, practice welcomes children, teenagers, and adults who suffer from minor to complex sports injuries below the knee. Find out more by booking your sports injury evaluation either through the website or over the phone today.

Sports Injuries Q&A

Which sports injuries does a podiatrist treat?

Podiatrists have extensive experience and training in treating any sort of sports injuries that affect your toes, feet, ankles, or lower legs. They can treat any of the following types of sports injuries and conditions (to name a few):

  • Heel pain 
  • Ankle sprains
  • Stress fractures
  • Shin splints 
  • Plantar fasciitis 
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Ingrown toenails 
  • Broken bones 
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Posttraumatic arthritis 

Podiatrists can also help with old sports injuries that never properly healed and are continuing to cause you pain. 

What are the symptoms of a sports injury?

Symptoms of sports injuries can vary dramatically. But one thing is certain: Pain isn’t normal. Even though your feet may be a little fatigued after a long workout or intense match, they shouldn’t be so sore that you can’t train the next day. 

Any of the following sports injury symptoms warrant an evaluation from About Feet Podiatry Center:

  • Burning 
  • Redness 
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness
  • Stiffness
  • Inflammation 
  • Skin that’s warm to the touch
  • Inability to bear weight on the foot

You should also come in to About Feet Podiatry Center if you heard or felt a sudden “pop” when the injury occurred. This could indicate a bone fracture or tendon rupture, and you need immediate treatment. 

How are sports injuries treated?

Treatment of a sports injury is just as unique as you. After getting on-site X-ray or ultrasound images, if needed, your podiatrist talks with you about your treatment options. Your sports injury treatment package may include:

  • Physical therapy  
  • Wound treatment 
  • Topical ointments 
  • Bracing, casting, or splinting 
  • Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE)
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT)

For more severe sports injuries, your podiatrist could recommend surgery. But About Feet Podiatry Center has two on-site surgical rooms, so you can undergo the minimally invasive treatment you need under the same roof. 

About Feet Podiatry Center even offers flexible scheduling and same-day appointments for sports injuries, so you won’t have to worry about waiting to get started on the treatment you need. 

If you suffered from a sports injury, book an exam at About Feet Podiatry Center today. You can conveniently schedule an appointment either online or over the phone.