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Sports Injuries

Podiatry located in Sacramento, Roseville and Folsom, CA

Sports Injuries services offered in Sacramento, Roseville and Folsom, CA

Participating in sports is a great way to stay in shape. But many sports are hard on your feet and ankles. At Capital Foot & Ankle, the experienced podiatrists provide on-site diagnostic technologies to assess your injury. The team also personalizes care plans to help you heal from fractures, sprains, and other common sports injuries. Call the Roseville, Folsom, or Sacramento, California, office today to schedule a consultation for sports injuries, or book an appointment online.

Sports Injuries Q&A

What are common foot and ankle sports injuries?

Sports can cause a wide range of injuries in athletes at all levels. The movements involved in sports like football, soccer, and running can increase your risk for foot and ankle injuries.

The Capital Foot & Ankle team offers diagnostic evaluation and personalized treatment of common sports injuries like:

  • Fractures
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Ligament strains and tears

These injuries can result from direct trauma during practice or in the game. You might also develop repetitive use injuries in your foot and ankle. These injuries result when repetitive movements overstress your tendons, ligaments, and muscles.

When should I seek medical treatment for sports injuries?

Ideally, you should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Capital Foot & Ankle any time you experience a sports injury. Some injuries can be severe, even if you don’t immediately experience pain and other symptoms.

The foot and ankle specialists also recommend that you seek medical care for sports injuries that cause symptoms you can’t treat on your own or problems that get worse with home care. These symptoms include:

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Tenderness
  • Persistent pain
  • Limited flexibility
  • Loss of mobility

The team examines your feet and ankles and might order X-rays or other diagnostic tests to confirm your diagnosis. Based on your results, they create a treatment plan to help you fully heal from your injury so that you can safely return to your chosen sport.

How are sports injuries treated?

If you have a mild to moderate sports injury, like a muscle strain or ligament sprain, the Capital Foot & Ankle team will recommend nonsurgical therapies like:

  • Rest
  • Ice or heat therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Over-the-counter medication

The team could recommend surgery for athletes with more severe injuries, like soft-tissue tears and fractures. 

The team provides preventive strategies to reduce your risk of further sports injuries. They might recommend exercises you can do to warm up before practice or a game to ease the stress on your musculoskeletal system. You might also benefit from custom-fitted orthotics that support your feet and ankles during physical activity.

Call the Capital Foot & Ankle office nearest you today to schedule a consultation for foot or ankle-related sports injuries, or book your appointment online.