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SPORT INJURY AND REHABILITATION

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Foot Injury in Sports and Expert Rehabilitation Strategies:

A Chiropodist is a specialist in the foot and ankle. Any pain is abnormal and should be addressed. The presence of pain may take an athlete away at performing at their peak performance. Common addressed concerns at our clinics include ankle sprains, turf toe, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendon pain, Haglunds deformity, ankle instability, runners toe, etc.

Common Foot Injuries in Sports:

  • Ankle Sprains: Sudden twists or turns can result in ankle sprains, causing ligament damage and potential instability.

  • Plantar Fasciitis: Overuse or improper footwear can lead to inflammation of the plantar fascia, causing heel pain.

  • Stress Fractures: Repetitive impact or excessive force can result in tiny cracks in the bones, known as stress fractures.

  • Achilles Tendonitis: Intense physical activity can lead to inflammation of the Achilles tendon, causing pain and stiffness.

  • Turf Toe: Hyperextension of the big toe can result in a sprain, known as turf toe, commonly seen in athletes playing on artificial turf.

TREATMENT
Each patient will be given a unique treatment planned tailored to the patients severity of injury, timeline, sport engaged in and treatment goals. All treatment plans will provide the patient with an abundance of education, for preventative and rehabilitative measures. Therapeutic modalities may be used depending on the injury. Taping techniques may be applied and taught to the patient. If the injury is severe, invasive procedures may be indicated such as surgery or injections.  A patient may also be prescribed medication – often anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) are used in sports injuries.
  • Accurate Diagnosis: Our chiropodist conducts a thorough examination and may use imaging tests to precisely diagnose the nature and extent of the foot injury.
  • Orthotics and Bracing: Custom orthotic inserts or braces may be recommended to provide additional support and alignment during the rehabilitation process.
  • Gradual Return to Activity: A phased approach to reintroducing physical activity ensures a safe and progressive recovery, minimizing the risk of re-injury.
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