Sports Injuries are a common cause of foot and ankle injuries due to the inherent risks involved with high performance activities. Treating these types of injuries requires smart treatments that help to prevent reoccurrence in the future. Our team at the Foot and Ankle Centers of North Houston, located in Texas, can help to provide excellent treatments at one of our following locations: Northwest Houston (281) 444-4114, Northeast Houston (281) 446-7773, Tomball (281) 351-8866, Liberty Dayton (936) 336-2633, The Woodlands (936) 231-8500 and Atascocita (281) 883-4849. Most sports injuries come from a direct impact or indirect twisting movements. Foot and ankle sports injuries typically affect the joints, ligaments or tendons due to a weakening of the foot after repeated stress from frequent athletic activities. As such, sports injuries generally cause foot fractures, sprains, tendon injuries, joint injuries and bruising. When children sustain sports injuries that are serious in nature, it is important for them to have access to proper treatment and recovery so that complications do not arise and last as they get older.
Other sports injuries to the feet and ankles are caused by factors such as the type of footwear worn because of an improper fit or unhealthy lifestyle choices. Actions that can be taken to prevent these types of injuries include a wide variety of choices such as cessation of smoking, a healthy diet, keeping the skin of feet soft and checking for wounds or infections on the feet.
Getting plenty of rest, using ice and utilizing elevation are very helpful in recovering from a sports injury. Anti-inflammatories are also helpful in reducing swelling, which promotes quicker healing. Physical therapy combines rehabilitation with exercise to rebuild strength in the foot and ankle. When these methods of treatment are not successful, surgery may be required and can cause significant recovery times thereafter.
Common sports injuries to the feet and ankles are somewhat preventable by exercising due care. However, as activities get more frequent and intense, the more risk there is of sustaining severe injuries. Please contact us today and we’ll make sure to help you beat your sports injury fair and square!