Injuries to the feet or ankles are common when participating in various athletic activities. Left untreated, a sports injury might not heal properly and could lead to long-term problems. If you’ve sustained a foot or ankle injury due to sports, we can help. Dr. Marc Ginsburg and Dr. Steven Lam, the experienced sports medicine podiatrists at Capital Region Foot Care in Albany, NY, treat sports injuries of the feet and ankles. They can develop an individualized treatment plan to get you back on your feet.
Foot and Ankle Sports Injuries
Several types of foot and ankle injuries can occur during sports. Some are acute, such as an ankle sprain, while other injuries can develop over time due to repetitive movements that put stress or strain on the feet or ankles. Some common sports injuries affecting the feet and ankles include:
- Ankle sprains
- Ankle fractures
- Achilles tendonitis
- Plantar fasciitis (heel pain)
- Stress fractures of the feet
- Metatarsalgia (pain in the ball of the foot)
- Neuroma (pinched nerve in the foot)
- Heel or bone spurs
Treatments for Sports Injuries of the Feet
Seeking treatment for sports injuries of the feet is important to prevent long-term problems from developing. Left untreated, a foot or ankle injury could lead to chronic pain and discomfort, as well as instability and mobility issues.
The method of treatment will depend on the specific type of foot or ankle injury. Our skilled podiatrists have extensive experience treating sports injuries at our Albany, NY, practice and can develop a treatment plan tailored to your needs.
Some injuries can be treated by resting and icing the injured area. Other methods for treating sports injuries include compression bandages, custom orthotics, and physical therapy. In some cases, surgery might be needed for more serious injuries.
If you are dealing with a foot or ankle injury, we can help. For the treatment of sports injuries in Albany, NY, schedule an appointment with Dr. Ginsburg or Dr. Lam by calling Capital Region Foot Care at (518) 465-3515.