Sports Medicine Specialist

Foot and Ankle Institute of Colorado

Podiatrists & Foot and Ankle Surgeons located in Colorado Springs, CO

Sports medicine is designed to address the long list of injuries that commonly occur as a result of exercise or athletic activity. If you experience a sports injury, board-certified podiatrists Matthew Hinderland, DPM, Jordan Cameron, DPM, Trevor Whiting, DPM, and Joseph Fleck, DPM, offer personalized treatment and same or next day appointments at the Foot and Ankle Institute of Colorado in Colorado Springs, Colorado. To speak with a doctor about your injury, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What are some common sports injuries?

If you’re an athlete or lead an active lifestyle, your physical activities can be hard on your feet and ankles. The repetitive jumping and footwork required by sports like soccer, volleyball, and tennis can increase your risk for many common injuries including:

  • Ankle sprains
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Sesamoiditis (Turf toe)
  • Neuromas
  • Stress fractures

Recreational and competitive runners are also at a higher risk for sports injuries. Most sports injuries are caused by overuse or trauma to your muscles, ligaments, tendons, bones, or joints. 

Sports injuries are not only painful but can leave a lasting impact on your performance. The Foot and Ankle Institute of Colorado offers several surgical and minimally invasive procedures to help you restore the health and function of your foot or ankle. 

What are the symptoms of a sports injury?

If you experience a sports injury, you may find it difficult to bear weight on your foot or ankle. Although your symptoms depend on the type of injury you have, common symptoms include:

  • Swelling
  • Weakness
  • Limited range of motion
  • Sudden pain
  • Severe pain

If you experience symptoms of a sports injury you shouldn’t attempt to play through the pain. Adding more stress to your sports injury can increase your pain or further impair your physical performance. 

The specialists at the Foot and Ankle Institute of Colorado offer timely, same or next day appointments and personalized treatment to help you get back to your normal routine as soon as possible. 

How are sports injuries treated?

Treatment for your sports injury depends on the specifics of your condition. At the Foot and Ankle Institute of Colorado, your doctor begins with a thorough examination including a physical exam and imaging tests. 

Your doctor works with you to determine the nature of your injury and develop a personalized treatment plan based on your diagnosis, symptoms, and medical history. 

In most cases, sports injuries can be treated with conservative techniques like:

  • R.I.C.E. (rest, ice, compression, elevation)
  • Immobilization
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Custom orthotics
  • Physical rehabilitation

If your condition is severe, you may require surgical treatment. The surgeons at the Foot and Ankle Institute of Colorado have advanced training in many conventional and minimally invasive procedures. To schedule your same or next-day appointment, call or book online today.