Sports Injuries

Family Foot and Ankle Center of South Jersey

Podiatry located in Cherry Hill, NJ

Whether you’re an amateur athlete or a professional, a sports injury can take you out of the action and may hinder your ability to perform in the future. The skilled podiatrists at Family Foot and Ankle Center of South Jersey have the training and experience to resolve your injury quickly and prevent complications, so you can get back in the game as soon as possible. To learn more, call the office in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, or book an appointment online today.

Sports Injuries Q & A

What are the different types of sports injuries?

Injuries that happen while an athlete is participating in a sport can be different from other types of injuries because the weight distribution, speed, angle of injury, and other factors can be intensified by the requirements of the specific sport.

Some of the most common types of sports-related injuries include:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Stress fractures
  • Tendonitis
  • Tendon ruptures and tears
  • Cartilage damage
  • Shin splints
  • Overuse injuries
  • Blisters, calluses, and bunions

Wearing proper footwear, warming up before training and events, getting adequate rest, and maintaining a healthy diet can help prevent sports injuries. However, athletes from amateur to professional level can sustain a sports-related injury even when they’re taking precautions.

How are sports injuries diagnosed?

If you have a sports-related injury of the foot or ankle, your Family Foot and Ankle Center of South Jersey provider will perform an evaluation, review your medical history, and take X-rays of the injured area. They may also order additional diagnostic imaging, such as an MRI, to ensure your diagnosis is accurate and provide the appropriate treatment.

How are sports injuries treated?

The skilled team of podiatrists at Family Foot and Ankle Center of South Jersey have extensive experience treating sports injuries of the feet and ankles. They can also provide solutions that will help you prevent future injuries.

Your Family Foot and Ankle Center of South Jersey podiatrist will design a treatment plan based on the type of injury you have sustained and other individual factors. Your custom treatment plan may include:

  • RICE therapy (Rest, ice, compression, and elevation)
  • Prescription orthotics
  • Joint stabilization with a brace or tape
  • Physical therapy
  • Strengthening and stretching exercises

The team at Family Foot and Ankle Center of South Jersey typically begins with a conservative treatment approach. However, if your injury is severe or conservative therapies aren’t successful, your podiatrist may recommend surgery to ensure your sports injury heals properly and you regain full range-of-motion and function. The podiatrists at Family Foot and Ankle Center of South Jersey are expert surgeons who can safely perform a range of foot surgeries, including minimally invasive procedures as well as major surgery in a hospital environment.

If you have a foot or ankle sports-related injury, call Family Foot and Ankle Center of South Jersey to schedule an evaluation, or book an appointment online today.