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Sports Injuries Specialist

Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Associates

Orthopedic Surgeon & Foot and Ankle Surgeon located in Edmond, OK

Your feet and ankles are complex body parts that help you walk, run, climb, and jump. Given the structure and function of your feet and ankles, sports injuries are common. Joel Davis, MD, and the team at Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Associates in Edmond, Oklahoma, specialize in diagnosing and treating sports injuries that involve the feet and ankles. For comprehensive care, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Sports Injuries Q & A

What are foot and ankle sports injuries?

Your feet and ankles endure an extreme amount of stress on a daily basis. Participating in sports that place extra pressure on these complex body parts may cause several sports injuries.

Common sports injuries that affect the foot or ankle include:

  • Ankle, foot, or toe fractures
  • Ankle sprain
  • Peroneal tendinosis
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Achilles rupture
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Stress fractures
  • Jones fracture — fracture of the 5th metatarsal 
  • Lisfranc injury — injury to the ligament that attaches your toes to the midfoot

Continuing to participate in your sport with a foot or ankle injury may worsen your condition, cause other injuries, or prolong your recovery.

If you have foot, ankle, or heel pain after practice, playing a game, or returning from your run, schedule a consultation with the sports injury experts at Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Associates.

How are sports injuries diagnosed?

When you visit Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Associates with concerns about foot or ankle sports injuries, the team conducts a thorough exam to diagnose your injury so they can create the most effective treatment plan.

Your provider asks detailed questions about your injury, including the cause and the type and location of your pain. They also ask about your usual exercise routine and daily activities and may request to see your workout shoes.

They perform a physical exam, paying close attention to the structure and function of your feet and ankles. They also request X-rays to confirm or rule out a diagnosis. 

How are sports injuries treated?

Treatment for your sports injury depends on injury type, the severity of your symptoms, and the kind of sport you play. The team customizes your treatment plan to ensure a quick recovery.

Initially, the team may recommend conservative care for your sports injury such as:

  • Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE)
  • Activity modification
  • Use of crutches or splints
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Change in footwear
  • Custom orthotics
  • Steroid injections
  • Biologic treatments

Some sports injuries may require surgical intervention. The highly skilled orthopedic team at Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Associates uses the most advanced surgical tools and techniques when performing foot or ankle surgery, so you get the best outcomes.

Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Associates wants to help you get back to your active lifestyle as quickly as possible. For expert care of your sports injury, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.