It is common for sports injuries to affect the foot and ankle because of the increased pressure and stress on these delicate body parts. Dr. Polun and his associates treat patients who experience injuries including:
Several injuries can be prevented or reduced when athletes of all capabilities follow the safety and care recommendations of the podiatrist. Wearing the proper shoes, strengthening the muscles of the foot, ankle, and legs, and stretching and warming up appropriately prevent many injuries.
Injuries that disrupt your normal day-to-day activities or training should be diagnosed and treated by a doctor. If you are experiencing any of the following issues or symptoms you should make an appointment to see Dr. Polun.
Dr. Polun uses diagnostic imaging including x-rays, CT scans, or MRIs so that he can see the extent of the injury properly diagnose and determine treatment. Non-surgical treatments usually used include:
Physical therapy and using orthotics can also support the feet and help with moderate injuries such as sprains or bunions. Some conditions such as fractures or very serious plantar fasciitis might require surgery or cortisol injections. Surgery is usually a last resort because of the time necessary to recover in full and return to your sport.