Sports Injuries

Podiatry, Foot and Ankle Surgery serving The Woodlands, Memorial City and Huntsville, TX

Sports Injuries
Sports Injuries services offered in The Woodlands, Memorial City, and Huntsville, TX

Whether you’re a marathoner or just trying to be more active, your feet and ankles are prone to sports injuries. If you have painful feet or ankles after physical activity, visit the Foot and Ankle Specialists for expert diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries. At their offices in The Woodlands, Memorial City, and Huntsville, Texas, the practice’s highly skilled foot doctors provide effective nonsurgical treatments and advanced surgery to get you fit and active again. Call the Foot and Ankle Specialists today or book an appointment online for specialized sports injury care.

What are sports injuries?

Sports injuries cause musculoskeletal damage when you’re playing sports or training. The parts of your musculoskeletal system (bones, joints, nerves, connective tissues, and cartilage) work in harmony to enable free movement. Sports injuries are a common cause of damage to these structures.

Because feet and ankles bear your entire weight (and more when you run and jump), sports injuries are common. Podiatrists (foot doctors) receive extensive, focused training on feet biomechanics (how the joints move when you walk and run). This enables them to properly diagnose and treat sports injuries.

The Foot and Ankle Specialists of The Woodlands team works with many running clubs, sports trainers, specialty shoe stores, and gyms in the local community to provide you with the most up-to-date resources for all your sports medicine needs.

What sports injuries affect the feet and ankles?

Common foot and ankle sports injuries include:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Heel pain
  • Achilles tendon strains
  • Broken foot
  • Achilles tendon rupture
  • Shin splints
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Sprained ankle
  • Turf toe
  • Broken ankle
  • Lisfranc (midfoot) injuries
  • Sprained foot
  • Metatarsalgia

You can also suffer these injuries in everyday life from falls, repetitive strain or overuse at work, and other nonsporting situations.

How are sports injuries treated?

The Foot and Ankle Specialists of The Woodlands offers many treatments for sports injuries that help restore your active lifestyle as quickly as possible. These treatments include:

Physical therapy

Stretching and strengthening exercises, building up weakened muscles, and using treatments like therapeutic ultrasound can help sports injuries heal.

Fast Freeze®

Fast Freeze is a natural alternative to pain medication. You rub the Fast Freeze into your skin or spray it on for soothing relief from sore muscles and joints.

Alternative therapies

The alternative therapies available at the Foot and Ankle Specialists of The Woodlands offer many benefits, including:

  • Anti-inflammatory effects
  • Pain relief
  • Accelerated tissue repair
  • Faster cell growth
  • Improved blood circulation
  • Better use of the body’s energy stores
  • Improved nerve function
  • Stimulation of trigger and acupuncture points
  • Reduced fibrous tissue formation
  • Improved immune system function

FloGraft® by Applied Biologics is one of the alternative treatments the Foot and Ankle Specialists of The Woodlands uses. FloGraft is a soft-tissue defect filler that also covers and protects inflamed tissues. Alternative treatments have in-office and surgical uses that benefit most sports injuries. Consult with your doctor for more information.

Call the Foot and Ankle Specialists of The Woodlands today or book an appointment online to benefit from exceptional care for sports injuries.