Sports Injuries Specialist

Boca Raton Podiatry

Podiatrists located in Boca Raton, FL

Playing sports is exciting, engaging, and fun, but injuries can happen in an instant. This is when you need top-notch, efficient podiatric care from the experts at Boca Raton Podiatry. Dennis R. Frisch, DPM, and Jennifer Kazamias, DPM, offer treatments for sports injuries to get you back in the game as soon as possible. Lower your inflammation, pain, and risks for complications with superior podiatric care. Call the Boca Raton, Florida, office or schedule an appointment online today.

Sports Injuries

What are some of the most common sports injuries of the foot and ankle?

Sports injuries can be acute or chronic. Chronic injuries happen over time and acute injuries occur suddenly. Some of the most common sports injuries of the foot and ankle includes:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Muscle or joint injuries
  • Dislocations
  • Fractures
  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Swollen muscles

Seeking prompt medical care for your sports injury can give you relief, protect your health, help you recover, and prevent possible complications.

During your consultation, your podiatrist takes time to explain your treatment options in detail and devise a personalized treatment plan. 

 

What causes sports injuries of the foot and ankle?

Sports injuries can have various causes:

  • Having certain health conditions
  • Warming up or stretching improperly
  • Having poor training practices
  • Wearing improper gear

Most sports injuries are caused by overuse or trauma of your muscles and joints. Soft tissues can become injured by blunt force, such as a fall, blow, or kick. 

If you have any concerns about your ankle or foot health before starting any type of sport or vigorous exercise, visit Boca Raton Podiatry.


How can I prevent a sports injury?

Many sports injuries can be prevented with the right precautions. It’s helpful to wear protective equipment, such as padding and special inserts or shoes. To prevent injury, you can also try:

  • Making sure you warm up, stretch, and cool down properly
  • Staying hydrated
  • Learning the right techniques and methods to play your specific sport
  • Resting when tired

No matter how much you try to prepare and improve your safety when playing sports, you’re still susceptible to injury.


What are the treatments for sports injuries of the foot and ankle?

If you have a sports injury, it’s important you stop playing to give yourself time to recover. To treat your sports injury, your podiatrist might recommend:

  • Medications to relieve inflammation and pain
  • Assistive orthotic devices, such as an ankle boot
  • RICE — rest, ice, compression, and elevation of the injured foot or ankle
  • Lifestyle changes, such as nutrition and stress management
  • Patient education on preventing sports injuries
  • A personal exercise and rehabilitation program
  • Surgery, such as a tendon repair

For valuable podiatric care to assist you on your road to recovery and get you back in the game, call Boca Raton Podiatry or schedule online today.