Sports Injury Treatment in Houston, TX
From repetitive actions to having to stop and change direction suddenly, our feet and ankles play a major role in an athlete’s ability to move down the court, field or ice. We all know how much our bodies can get jostled and beaten up during a game, but our feet and ankles can also take quite a beating, particularly if you play a contact sport. Athletes should have a podiatrist that they turn to regularly for care. Here at Podiatry Associates of Houston, we provide care and treatment to patients of all ages living in and around the Houston area who are dealing with sports injuries.
Some of the most common sports injuries include,
Tendons within the feet and ankles help with movement so when the tendon is injured, inflamed or torn a patient will often experience pain, swelling, and stiffness around the tendon. Pain that originates above the heel is often the cause of Achilles tendonitis.
Heel pain is one of the most common problems that our Houston podiatrists treat. Heel pain can originate on the bottom of the heels, at the arches or the back of the heel. The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis, an overuse condition that leads to inflammation of the plantar fascia.
A fracture (or a broken bone) can occur in any bone in the feet or ankles. From hairline fractures to full breaks, there are varying degrees of a fracture. Regardless of the severity, it’s important to identify and treat a fracture of the foot and ankle right away. Those with fractures may notice immediate pain, swelling or bruising after injury. Some fractures may even make it difficult to walk or put weight on the foot.
Strains and sprains
When a muscle, ligament or tendon is overstretched this can also cause minor tears in the soft tissue, which results in pain and swelling of the area. Putting weight on the foot or ankle can exacerbate symptoms. Since sprains and fractures can present with similar symptoms it’s important to turn to our podiatrists for an evaluation.
Podiatry Associates of Houston can provide specialized foot care to athletes and those who lead an active lifestyle. From heel pain to symptoms of arthritis, our Houston podiatry team can provide you with the treatment you need.
Podiatry Associates of Houston has convenient office locations in Houston, Katy, Willowbrook, Woodlands, Chimney Rock, and Memorial City, Texas. If you or a loved one is dealing with a sports injury then call our office right away for an appointment.
For more information on professional sports injury treatment & therapy provided at Podiatry Associates of Houston, call one of our four Houston, TX podiatry offices today, or send us a message through our site's contact form.