Podiatric Sports Medicine
Podiatric Sports Medicine is a sub-specialty that focuses on the understanding, management, and prevention of lower extremity sports and fitness injuries. We strive to promote a healthy approach to fitness with our knowledge and expertise of biomechanics, functional analysis, and field experience. As athletes ourselves, we can empathize and create a game plan for a return to sports with safety and prevention of future injuries in mind. The foot is a complex structure that controls impact and pressures of the lower extremity. We work with orthotics, shoe modifications, and core form and strength to achieve excellent results.
A large part of our practice is dedicated to sports medicine. We treat and prevent injuries related to sports and exercise. Our goal is not only to address symptoms but to help improve overall athletic performance and prevent future injuries. We see all levels of athletes.
Injuries That Sports Medicine Can Treat
Most sports put stress on the foot and ankle, resulting in increased risk of injury. Injuries commonly experienced by athletes include:
- Fractures and stress fractures
- Dislocated toes
- Turf toe
- Plantar fasciitis
- Sprains of the foot or ankle
- Hallux rigidus
- Achilles bursitis