Did you just suffer a sports injury? If so, you need a reliable team of professionals to help you get back on your feet again. When you visit the Podiatry Associates of Houston in Houston, TX, our podiatrists will provide expert care you can trust.
What Are Common Sports Injuries?
You don't have to be LeBron James or a linebacker on the Houston Texans to suffer from a sports injury. You could simply be an active person who runs daily or overexerts yourself at the gym. Signs of a sports injury may show up when it’s hard to bear weight on your foot or if you experience intense swelling or bruising around your ankle or foot area. Contrary to popular belief, sports injuries don't always result in broken bones. Podiatrists often see patients come in with sprains or stress fractures.
How Are These Injuries Treated?
If you're dealing with common sprains and stress factors, the first recommendations from our podiatrists may be for you to take it easy and limit strenuous activities that may exacerbate your injury. That might include taking a break from the weights at the gym or switching out intense running for light walking. You may need to do light yoga instead of intense Pilates for a while.
Our doctors always give helpful advice on how to prevent the injury from reoccurring. For example, always warm up about ten minutes before any exercise or sports activity, whether running, playing basketball, or lifting weights. Always wear the right foot gear that is relevant to your sport. Our podiatrists can show you how to wrap or wear a brace around your ankle, knee, or foot that previously had a sports injury to protect it from re-injury.
If taking it easy isn't good enough to heal your existing sports injury, you have other surgical and non-surgical options at our facility. You may benefit from Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy, which uses a device to transmit sonic waves to an injured heel area.
If you have a sports injury in Houston, TX, contact our podiatrists at (713) 666-0287 in Chimney Rock, TX, (713) 467-1299 in Memorial City, TX, (281) 579-0186 in Katy, TX, (832) 912-7792 in Willowbrook, TX, and (281) 849-9891 in Woodlands, TX. Regardless of the extent of your sports injury, the doctors at Podiatry Associates of Houston are here to help you.