Sports Medicine

Foot & Ankle Centers of Frisco & Plano

Podiatrists located in Frisco, TX & Little Elm, TX & McKinney, TX

Certain sports and physical activities can put the health of your feet or ankles at risk. At Foot & Ankle Centers of Frisco & Plano in Frisco, Little Elm, and McKinney, Texas, the team offers sports medicine for both physically active adults and student-athletes. The leading physicians use some of the latest diagnostics and treatment techniques to achieve optimal outcomes for each patient. To learn more about sports medicine, book your appointment by phone or online today.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine refers to a comprehensive range of services designed to treat and prevent sports-related injuries.

At Foot & Ankle Centers of Frisco & Plano, the team provides information on things like proper stretching, proper footwear, and nutrition to help adult and student-athletes alike maintain optimal health and physical performance.

The team also offers advanced diagnostics and the latest treatment techniques for a wide range of sports injuries. 

What are some common sports injuries?

Common sports injuries include:

  • Ankle sprains
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Fractures 
  • Joint dislocations
  • Sesamoiditis
  • Achilles tendon rupture

Ankle sprains, plantar fasciitis, and stress fractures are some of the most common sports injuries affecting the foot and ankle. Sports injuries can result in a number of symptoms, including bruising, pain, redness, and swelling. 

If you experience symptoms of a sports injury, it’s important to avoid “playing through the pain.” In many cases, injuries like fractures, ankle sprains, and plantar fasciitis can worsen with continued use. 

At Foot & Ankle Centers of Frisco & Plano, the team offers same-day appointments for urgent foot and ankle problems like ankle sprains, fractures, and joint dislocations. 

How are sports injuries diagnosed?

A thorough examination is essential in determining the best way to treat your sports injury. During your appointment, your podiatrist performs a physical exam and discusses your symptoms and the details of your injury. 

Depending on your condition, your doctor may also conduct imaging tests to evaluate the structure of your foot and ankle. Foot & Ankle Centers of Frisco & Plano offers several in-office imaging tests to safely, conveniently, and accurately diagnose your sports injury. 

After your examination, the next step is developing the right treatment plan for your condition. 

What treatments are available for sports injuries?

Treatment depends on the type and severity of your sports injury. Foot & Ankle Centers of Frisco & Plano provides both surgical and nonsurgical treatment for sports injuries. If your condition is mild, your doctor may recommend conservative treatments, including:

  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Orthotics
  • Physical therapy
  • Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE)
  • Taping
  • Night splints 
  • Cortisone injections 

If conservative treatment fails to improve your condition, your doctor may recommend surgery. 

The board-certified podiatrists at Foot & Ankle Centers of Frisco & Plano offer safe and effective procedures to relieve your pain and restore your physical function. To schedule your visit, call or book online today.