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Sports Injuries Specialist

Orthopedic Associates: Foot & Ankle Specialists

Podiatrists & Podiatric Surgeons located in Farmington, NM

Many of the most common sports injuries, including shin splints, Achilles tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, and ankle sprains, are related to foot and ankle issues. The skilled podiatrists at Orthopedic Associates: Foot & Ankle Specialists offer patients in and around Farmington, New Mexico, the tailored care they need to recover from foot and ankle-related sports injuries. Request your appointment by calling the office or using the online booking tool.

Sports Injuries

What kind of sports injuries should I see a podiatrist for?

If you suffer a sports injury to your foot, ankle, or lower leg, your provider at Orthopedic Associates: Foot & Ankle Specialists is the specialist you need. Some sports injuries that the Orthopedic Associates: Foot & Ankle Specialists team treats include:

Shin splints

Shin splint pain shows up in the front of your lower leg, around the shin bone. It's commonly caused by running on hard surfaces.

Ankle sprains and strains

Sprains are caused by ligament damage, while strains are caused by tendon or muscle damage. Both cause swelling and pain.

Ankle and foot fractures

Fractures are small bone breaks, and given the number and complexity of bones on our feet and ankles, they are particularly prone to fractures.

Plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis causes painful microtears in the tissue that runs along the sole of your feet, connecting your heel to the back of your toes.

Achilles tendinitis

Achilles tendinitis triggers pain and inflammation in the Achilles tendon at the back of your foot and ankle.

Toenail injuries

Toenails can be displaced or broken, causing pain and sometimes nail death.

If you suffer a sports injury that doesn’t quickly respond to rest, ice application, and elevation, it’s time to see the professionals at Orthopedic Associates: Foot & Ankle Specialists for help.

What causes sports injuries?

Many things can cause sports injuries. Trauma, for example, jumping and then landing badly, is a common cause of sprains, strains, and fractures. A repetitive sprain is another common cause of sports injuries. Runners who cover a lot of distance often suffer from plantar fasciitis, though it can also be triggered by obesity and other causes.

Sometimes, not using proper safety equipment like shin guards or not wearing the proper footwear for your sport can contribute to injuries. No matter what caused your sports injury, the podiatrists at Orthopedic Associates: Foot & Ankle Specialists are ready to help you recover.

How are sports injuries diagnosed?

Your provider makes a sports injury diagnosis after a careful examination and considering all your symptoms. Orthopedic Associates: Foot & Ankle Specialists has X-ray and MRI machines on-site, which help your provider verify a diagnosis and determine an ideal treatment plan.

How are sports injuries treated?

Sports injury treatments at Orthopedic Associates: Foot & Ankle Specialists include noninvasive and minimally invasive options like:

  • Prescribed exercise
  • Custom computer-made orthotics
  • Wound care
  • Cortisone injections
  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Treatments to restore foot circulation

If your sports injury is serious and doesn’t get better with noninvasive or minimally invasive treatments, you might require surgery. Fortunately, the team at Orthopedic Associates: Foot & Ankle Specialists includes experienced foot and ankle surgeons who specialize in minimally invasive surgical techniques using state-of-the-art equipment.

Request an appointment at Orthopedic Associates: Foot & Ankle Specialists by calling the office, or using the online booking tool.