Helping You Care For Your Foot & Ankle Sports Injuries

Helping You Care For Your Foot & Ankle Sports Injuries

When an injury occurs during sports, it can take away your ability to function normally since you need those body parts for so many aspects of your day. Plus, it can hinder you from playing sports. In more serious cases, you might not be able to rejoin your particular sport. With care from the Foot Health Center, serving West Orange, NJ, and the surrounding region, you can heal optimally after foot & ankle sports injuries.

Types of Injuries We Treat

At our West Orange, NJ practice, we can assist if you have a broken ankle or foot bone. We also handle sprains -- when you stretch or tear a ligament. We can even determine the extent of it.

Other examples of foot & ankle sports injuries, both acute and chronic, we can treat include:

  • Tendonitis 
  • Plantar fasciitis 
  • Neuroma 
  • Heel spurs

Our Diagnostic Processes

Initially, we'll ask you about where you're experiencing pain. Your practitioner will also ask you when you feel the pain and want to know what other symptoms you're experiencing. Sometimes, you may need to walk or move the body part for our practitioner. This allows us to see for ourselves your range of motion. 

If needed, we'll provide the necessary imaging to view the inside of the area and diagnose the issue properly. For instance, we may order an X-ray so we may see the bones inside your ankle or foot. 

How We Treat the Injury

How we treat foot & ankle sports injuries depends on the type of injury you sustain. For example, if you have a sprain, we may recommend exercise therapy and at-home treatments to help you recover fully. 

If the problem is a broken ankle, you may need a cast and a set of crutches. Exercise therapy and home care are often part of the treatment as well. 

In more serious cases, we might need to perform surgery to fix the tissue or bone. 

Education About Prevention

Education is another part of your care, no matter what type of injury you sustained. Prevention helps you to not reinjure the body part. Additionally, it also assists in you not sustaining a new injury in the future, Therefore, you'll be able to continue doing what you love without any hurdles. You also won't have to contend with an injury that interferes with living your life normally.

At the Foot Health Center, serving West Orange, NJ, and the nearby areas, we offer several services to help with foot & ankle injuries. Not to mention, our practitioners can provide diagnostics and even educate you on ways to prevent future injuries. Schedule an appointment with us today by calling (973) 731-1266.

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