Sports injuries may seem simple, but they often have complicated origins. An injury like a sprained ankle doesn’t just vanish spontaneously. It’s a potentially serious ligament injury that could sideline you and leave you at risk for worse injury if you don’t get treatment. That’s why you need support from a foot and ankle sports injury specialist like Orlando Cedeno, DPM, at Jupiter Laser and Regenerative Medicine. At his Jupiter, Florida, office, Dr. Cedeno diagnoses and cares for your injury using the most cutting-edge sports medicine protocols. Get back on your feet safely by calling the office or clicking the online booking button now.
Sports injuries occur both during sports play and during any kind of exercise. This kind of injury usually affects the ligaments, tendons, muscles, or bone. Almost 45% of sports injuries involve the lower extremities.
Common examples of sports injuries include:
Sports with a high incidence of these foot and ankle injuries include running, soccer, football, basketball, and dancing.
Although every sports injury can affect the feet and ankles differently, a few general symptoms are:
With sports injuries affecting the feet and ankles, symptoms often ease with rest. But when you return to activity, the pain and other symptoms return forcefully. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, end your activity immediately and call Jupiter Laser and Regenerative Medicine to prevent worsening.
At Jupiter Laser and Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Cedeno prescribes treatment protocols that repair damage at the source, which means restoring your foot or ankle to its pre-injury state.
There are a wide range of ways to accomplish this goal, but your recovery usually includes rest, elevation, prescribed exercises, and pain relief. The pain relief can take many forms, including anti-inflammatory medication, ice, and injection therapy.
Regenerative medicine includes injections of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or stem cells. This can decrease inflammation around your injury while stimulating the growth of new tissue to replace the weakened or torn areas.
If nonsurgical modalities don’t fully heal your sports injury, Dr. Cedeno may recommend foot and ankle surgery. He has advanced training in many innovative minimally invasive procedures to repair damaged tendons, ligaments, and cartilage using very small incisions.
For any foot or ankle sports injuries, call the podiatric sports medicine experts at Jupiter Laser and Regenerative Medicine or book an appointment online today.