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Sports Injuries

Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgeon and Wound Care Specialist located in Watauga, TX

Sports Injuries
Sports Injuries services offered in Watauga, TX

If you or a loved one gets injured playing sports, seeking treatment from a medical expert is the best way to heal quickly and ease troublesome pain. At Toe-Tal Foot & Ankle Care in Watauga, Texas, skilled podiatrist Daniel Cairns, DPM, diagnoses and treats sports injuries of the feet and ankles to get you back on the court, rink, or field quickly. To book an evaluation for a sports injury, call the office or schedule an appointment online today. 

Sports Injuries Q & A

 What are sports injuries?

Sports injuries include damage to bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, cartilage, or other musculoskeletal tissues. Injuries are common among athletes, but with the right treatment plan in place, they can often make full recoveries. Toe-Tal Foot & Ankle Care offers treatments for sports injuries involving the feet and ankles. 

What are common sports injuries of the foot and ankle?

Examples of common sports injuries involving the feet and ankles include:

  • Fractures
  • Strains
  • Sprains
  • Tendonitis
  • Ligament damage
  • Muscle damage
  • Tendon ruptures
  • Bunions
  • Plantar fasciitis 
  • Open wounds 

You might injure your foot or ankle by playing contact sports, overtraining, not training properly, age-related wear-and-tear, or falling. Seeking treatment at the first sign of an injury reduces the risk of more severe problems. 

What are the symptoms of sports injuries?

The common signs and symptoms of sports injuries include:

  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Bruising
  • Warmth
  • Redness
  • Tenderness 
  • Limited range of motion
  • Reduced mobility

You might be unable to bear weight on your foot or ankle after an injury. The injury may be mild and go away with at-home care, or severe and prevent you from playing sports or exercising at all without medical intervention. 

How are sports injuries diagnosed?

Dr. Cairns diagnoses sports injuries after reviewing your medical history, symptoms, and lifestyle. He examines your feet and ankles and may order blood tests, X-rays, an MRI, an ultrasound, or another imaging procedure to pinpoint your specific injury and how to best treat it. 

How are sports injuries treated?

Dr. Cairns’ love for all things sports translates into his passion for helping athletes get back to doing what they love without pain. To treat sports injuries, Dr. Cairns may suggest home care, such as ice or heat packs, wearing a brace, or switching to lower-impact activities until an injury heals.

He also offers fracture care, wound care, physical therapy referrals, custom-fitted orthotics, athletic taping, corticosteroid injections, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections, and surgery. Surgery is a last resort and only used when absolutely necessary. He follows up with you throughout your treatment to ensure it’s effective and you’re recovering comfortably.

To get evaluated for sports injuries in your foot or ankle, call Toe-Tal Foot & Ankle Care or schedule an appointment online today.

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