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An object in motion wants to stay in motion, and that includes many of us who are athletically minded! However, a sports injury can put a stop to that inertia quickly—and, honestly, it should.
When you experience something that causes pain in your foot or ankle, your first step should always be stopping whatever you were doing that may have caused it. Continuing to work out or play through pain goes against the nature of pain and can increase your risks of further damage.
But that doesn’t mean you just have to sit and take a sports injury as it is. Associates in Podiatry provides expert care and treatments to improve your comfort, prepare you to get back to action as soon as reasonably possible, and reduce your risks of running into similar injuries again.
Treating Sports Injuries
Just as there are many types of sports injuries, there are multiple ways of treating them.
Almost all treatment plans will involve rest in some way. The body has a great deal of trouble recovering otherwise. The use of boots, braces, or other devices may be added to help keep the area immobilized.
Physical therapy and exercises may be recommended during the recovery period to help strengthen and recondition the body to get back into action. A period of inactivity can cause an already injured area to grow weaker, and rehabilitation is a crucial factor in helping to prevent future injuries to that area.
For soft tissue injuries, we may suggest Multiwave Locked System (MLS) laser therapy as a means of providing pain relief and accelerating recovery time. This advanced form of treatment has no drugs or preparations involved, and uses the body’s own natural processes in its favor.
In some severe cases, or when conservative methods have not provided the results we need, surgery may be considered as a means of providing relief or restoring mobility.
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Every sports injury case is different, and the best course of treatment for each one must be considered separately. We will listen to all your questions and concerns, getting to the root of the problem and recommending the best course of treatment for you.