We demand a lot from our feet and ankles when we’re active. Not only are they absorbing impacts as we run, but our muscles, joints, and other soft tissues are receiving all sorts of demands as we turn, pivot, and jump.
Sometimes, all these forces become too much. That’s when a sports injury can occur.
Regardless of how they happen, sports injuries can grind your game and goals to a temporary halt. The key to recovery is providing an injury the time and care it needs and easing back into activity in ways that won’t cause further and more debilitating damage.
Treatment for Sports Injuries
The best action for sports injuries begins with you. If you are feeling pain, whether it’s sharp and severe after a tackle or an ache that’s been developing after your runs, you need to stop for now. The more you continue with your routines as they stand now, the higher your odds of causing more damage and chronic pain.
Schedule an appointment with us and, in the meantime, keep excess pressure off your affected foot or ankle as best you can. (If you have a fracture or sprain, you will want to keep all weight off the area.) Icing the area for up to 20 minutes at a time, per hour, can also help reduce pain and swelling. Do not apply ice or a cold pack directly to the skin.