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Sports Medicine Specialist

Podiatry & Hand & Upper Extremity Orthopedic Surgery located in Worcester, Webster, & Leominster, MA

Podiatry & Hand & Upper Extremity Orthopedic Surgery located in Worcester, Webster, & Leominster, MA

Being physically active in sports is a great way to stay healthy, but it can also increase your risk for foot and ankle injuries. At Premier Foot and Ankle Center & Elite Upper Extremity and Plastic Surgery, the experienced podiatrists offer comprehensive sports medicine services to diagnose and treat fractures, plantar fasciitis, and other common sports injuries. At their offices in Leominster, Worcester, and Webster, Massachusetts, you can expect to receive the highest quality of care. Call the office nearest you to schedule an appointment or book one online today.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine?

The sports medicine services at Premier Foot and Ankle Center & Elite Upper Extremity and Plastic Surgery focus on diagnosing and treating injuries of the foot and ankle resulting from sports.

The podiatrists offer comprehensive, in-office care for common sports-related conditions affecting kids and adults, including:

  • Fractures
  • Neuromas
  • Ankle sprains
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Plantar fasciitis

Sports participation can also increase your risk of repetitive use injuries in your ligaments, tendons, and joints.

When should I schedule a sports medicine consultation?

You should schedule a diagnostic sports medicine consultation with the providers at Premier Foot and Ankle Center & Elite Upper Extremity and Plastic Surgery if you experience unexplained pain in your ankles or feet that doesn’t get better with rest and home care.

You should also schedule an appointment if your pain or other symptoms worsen, even with treatment.

The providers specialize in addressing the unique needs of athletes at all levels to get you back to your chosen sport as soon as possible.

What can I expect during a sports medicine consultation?

During your sports medicine consultation, the podiatric specialists spend time reviewing your medical history and discussing what type of sports you play. You can expect a comprehensive physical exam of your feet and ankles. 

Your provider will test your flexibility and range of motion and evaluate the severity of your pain. They offer on-site X-rays and other imaging tests to identify inflammation, nerve compression, and tissue tears that cause swelling and pain.

Once they identify the root cause of your pain, your podiatrist will customize a treatment plan to relieve your pain and help you recover fully.

What treatments are available for sports-related foot and ankle injuries?

The team at Premier Foot and Ankle Center & Elite Upper Extremity and Plastic Surgery provides conservative and surgical treatments for various foot and ankle injuries. 

Conservative treatments for sports-related injuries include:

  • Oral medications
  • Steroid injections
  • Orthotics
  • Physical therapy

The Premier Foot and Ankle Center & Elite Upper Extremity and Plastic Surgery providers also offer comprehensive surgery to repair moderate to severe fractures, advanced plantar fasciitis, and neuromas that aren’t treatable with other therapies.

In addition to treating your sports injury, the podiatrists offer guidance to help you return safely to the game. They can recommend proper warmup and cool-down exercises to reduce your risk for additional foot and ankle injuries and tips for improving your performance on the field.

To schedule a sports medicine consultation, call the Premier Foot and Ankle Center & Elite Upper Extremity and Plastic Surgery office nearest you or book an appointment online today.