Sports Injuries Specialist

Hoosier Foot & Ankle

Podiatrists & Foot & Ankle Surgeons located in Carmel, Fishers, Franklin, Greenwood, Indianapolis, Kokomo, and Zionsville, IN

When you have a sports injury, not only do you need treatment to recover, but you also need rehabilitative care to prevent future issues. The leading team of podiatrists at Hoosier Foot & Ankle offers comprehensive sports injury care for athletes and sports enthusiasts. If you have a foot or ankle injury, you can visit any of the five convenient locations throughout the Greater Indianapolis area and Kokomo. Book your appointment through the online scheduling feature, or call the clinic to schedule.

Sports Injuries Q & A

What causes sports injuries?

Playing sports, training for an athletic event, or exercising regularly can all put added strain on your bones, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. Aerobic activities, like running, can result in forces of up to six times the force of gravity. One move in the wrong direction and you can easily break a bone or overstretch soft connective tissue. Sports injuries can stem from:

  • Wearing poorly fitting or worn shoes
  • Performing repetitive motions
  • Overusing or overstraining the area
  • Landing incorrectly while jumping or running

Sports injuries can affect all types of athletes, from hockey, baseball, basketball, and football players, to dancers, cheerleaders, and runners. If you experience trauma or have an area in your foot or ankle that always seems to be sore or inflamed, it’s time to see your podiatrist.

Which injuries are most common for athletes?

Feet and ankle injuries are some of the most common ailments athletes and exercise enthusiasts face. Typical sports and exercise injuries include:

  • Ankle sprains
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Heel spurs
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Stress fractures

While minor injuries and inflammation may resolve on their own, it’s important to understand your symptoms and know when it’s time to see your podiatrist.

When should I see a podiatrist for a sports injury?

Because of the added pressure and strain you put on your feet and ankles as an athlete, it’s important to see your dedicated podiatrist at Hoosier Foot & Ankle if you experience an acute injury or have chronic discomfort in your lower extremities. Book an evaluation if you notice:

  • Bruising or tenderness
  • Swelling or inflammation
  • Difficulty bearing weight on the affected foot

The podiatry team at Hoosier Foot & Ankle uses advanced three-dimensional X-ray imaging to help diagnose your condition, so you can get started on treatment right away.

How are sports injuries treated?

Since the expert podiatrists at Hoosier Foot & Ankle have extensive training in sports medicine, you can expect comprehensive care that’s going to provide proven results, so you can get back to training. Common sports injury treatment plans usually include several of the following therapies:

  • Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT®)
  • Custom orthotics, casting, or night braces
  • Physical therapy or specialized stretches
  • Ultrasound therapy or electrical stimulation therapy

If you have a complete tear or fracture, or if conservative treatments aren’t helping you, it might be time for surgical repair. If needed, your dedicated podiatrist at Hoosier Foot & Ankle uses minimally invasive surgical techniques so you get back to your sport as quickly as possible.

Schedule your sports injury evaluation at Hoosier Foot & Ankle and see what the team can do to help you get back in the game. Book your evaluation either online or over the phone.

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