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Athletic Injuries and Treatment

Turf toe, Achilles Tendon pain,  Achilles rupture, sprained ankles, and broken foot and ankle bones all make sports medicine injuries a very common part of a podiatry practice.  Whether you are the ten-time marathoner or simply trying to be more active, your feet and ankles can often sustain injuries and ailments.  At FAS The Woodlands, Dr. Vaclaw is highly trained to handle any sports medicine injuries of the foot or ankle.  Podiatrists receive extensive and focused training on the biomechanics of the feet allowing them to properly diagnose and treat injuries arising from poor  mechanics and form associated with running or athletics.  Often times, athletes and runners try to continue to train through the pain.  When minor injuries are ignored, they can become much larger problems.  Don’t train another day in pain!  Call our office for a consultation with Dr. Vaclaw and go back to running and training pain free.

Common athletic foot and ankle injuries include:

  • plantar fasciitis
  • heel pain
  • achilles strain
  • broken foot
  • achilles rupture
  • shin splints
  • foot pain
  • morton’s neuroma
  • sprained ankle
  • turf toe
  • broken ankle
  • lisfranc injury
  • sprained foot
  • metatarsalgia


At Foot and Ankle Specialists of The Woodlands, we aim to serve the active community in The Woodlands and Huntsville area.  We work with many different running clubs, specialty shoe stores, sports trainers, and local gyms to provide you the most up to date resources available for any sports medicine need.  There are many treatment options for sports medicine injuries and Foot and Ankle Specialists of The Woodlands wants you back to your active lifestyle as quickly as possible.  Our use of Stem Cell Therapy in both the conservative office setting and in surgical procedures speeds up recovery time greatly. Don’t wait.  Come in and speak with our team to find out the best products and treatments to make your feet and ankles the healthiest they can be.


Stem Cell is the latest in treating nagging acute or chronic athletic injuries to manage pain, reduce inflammation and speed up recovery.

10 Benefits of Stem Ce

  1. Anti-Inflammatory Effect
  2. Analgesic Effect
  3. Accelerated Tissue Repair and Cell Growth
  4. Improved Vascular Activity
  5. Increases Metabolic Activity
  6. Stimulation of Trigger Points and Acupuncture Points
  7. Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation
  8. Improved Nerve Function
  9. Immunoregulation
  10. Faster Wound Healing


Stem Cell Therapy Effectively Treats Pain Associated With:

  • Plantar Faciitis
  • Neuromas
  • Neuropathies
  • Arthritis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Tendon & Ligament Injuries
  • Back & Joint Pain
  • Muscle Sprains & Strains
  • Tendonitis
  • Wounds
  • Post-Surgical Swelling
  • Disc Disease
  • Sore Muscle
  • and much more!