Preventive Foot and Ankle Sports Care & Treatment Options
While foot and ankle injuries can happen to anyone regardless of age or gender, we find that athletes and those who are physically active are often at an increased risk for developing sports-related foot and ankle problems. Furthermore, those whose sports involve contact, jumping or quick directional changes may also find that they are predisposed to sprains, tears, and other accidents. However, that’s where a podiatrist comes in.
What are the goals of a podiatric team?
The goal of our podiatric team is to provide individualized and comprehensive care to all of our patients, whether they are a weekend warrior or a professional athlete. We also want athletes to take the necessary precautions to prevent injuries from occurring. Prevention is a key component to keeping your body healthy and sound. This means consulting with us about which activities may be best for your and your current health, as well as what you can do in and out of the game to protect your foot and ankle health.
What happens if I've already experienced past injuries?
For those who have already experienced past injuries, we can also offer advice, exercises and other measures you can take to prevent future injuries down the road. Besides preventive care, we also diagnose and manage current foot and ankle injuries. We offer an array of services from performing X-rays right here in our office so you get fast results to custom-made orthotics, physical therapy and Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Treatment to ease symptoms and injuries.
For those with more severe sports-related injuries, we also offer both inpatient and outpatient surgical services. Our advanced diagnostic and treatment technologies help our patients get back on their feet again quickly. We treat everything from simple heel pain and sprains to stress fractures, arthritis, and deformities.
Whether you are currently dealing with a sports-related injury or you are looking to prevent a foot or ankle problem from happening to you, our office is here to make sure that you get the care you need to get in back in the game and live an active life.
If you or a loved one is experiencing pain from former injuries or a current one, contact Dr. Verdi's team at (973) 731-1266 in his West Orange, NJ office today!