Sports Injuries

Podiatry located in Huntingdon Valley, PA

Sports Injuries services offered in Huntingdon Valley, PA

Foot and ankle sports injuries are common in athletes who engage in high-impact activities. The team of experienced podiatrists at Montgomery Podiatry in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, includes experts in sports medicine who manage these types of sports injuries. For help with your foot or ankle sports injury, call the office or book an appointment online today. 

Sports Injuries Q&A

What are sports injuries?

Sports injuries include any damage to your body that occurs when engaging in physical activity. Sports injuries affect athletes, gym-goers, and weekend warriors.

Exercise is good for your health, but it puts extra strain on your body, increasing the risk of injury. Sports injuries may occur from a bad fall, overtraining, or improper use of equipment. You may also injure yourself if you work out harder than your current level of fitness allows.

Sports injuries may affect any part of the body, including the feet or ankles. If you have a sports injury that involves the foot or ankle, schedule a consultation with the team at Montgomery Podiatry. The practice has a sports fellowship-trained marathon runner who specializes in treating and preventing injuries in runners.

What types of sports injuries affect the feet and ankles?

Many types of injuries affect the feet and ankles. Some of the more common sports-related injuries include:

  • Ankle sprains
  • Achilles tendon tear
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Fractures
  • Stress fractures
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Shin splints
  • Tendonitis
  • Muscle strains
  • Bone bruises
  • Posterior tibial tendonitis (PTTD)
  • Calcaneal apophysitis (inflammation of the heel’s growth plate)

Calcaneal apophysitis, also called Sever’s disease, affects children between the ages of eight and 14, causing heel pain. The condition usually develops from overuse and stress on the heel bone.

What happens during consultations for sports injuries?

The team at Montgomery Podiatry conducts a comprehensive evaluation when you come in for help with your sports injury. They ask detailed questions about your injury, how it happened, and your symptoms. 

They also ask about your usual workout routine and the types of shoes you wear. They examine your foot and ankle and take X-rays to confirm or rule out a diagnosis and assess the severity of the damage.

What are the treatments for sports injuries?

Treatment for sports injuries at Montgomery Podiatry depends on the type of injury you have. The team creates plans to ensure a safe and quick recovery, so you can return to your active lifestyle.

Treatment for sports injuries may include:

  • Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE)
  • Activity modification
  • Casting, splinting, or bracing
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Physical therapy
  • Regenerative medicine

Montgomery Podiatry uses amniotic injections for regenerative medicine, treating common overuse injuries like plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, and Achilles tendonitis. 

The team schedules regular follow-up appointments, monitors your progress, and adjusts your plan as needed. Following your recovery, the team may recommend the use of custom orthotics to provide more foot support during physical activity.

For serious injuries, like open fractures or an Achilles tendon tear, the team will likely recommend surgery.

For expert care for your foot or ankle sports injury, call Montgomery Podiatry or book an appointment online today.