Sports Injuries Specialist

South County Foot & Ankle

Podiatrists & Foot and Ankle Surgeons located in Lincoln, Providence, Scituate, Wakefield, Warwick, and Westerly, RI

Whether you play sports recreationally or professionally, you’re at risk of injuring yourself. If you get injured while participating in athletic activity, turn to the board-certified podiatrists at South County Foot & Ankle for treatment. Serving in multiple locations, including Warwick, Wakefield, Westerly, Providence, Lincoln, and Scituate, Rhode Island, they understand sports injuries and can treat you effectively. Call or schedule your evaluation online today.

Sports Injuries Q&A

What are sports injuries?

Common foot and ankle injuries that happen during sports activities include:

  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Broken bones
  • Dislocated joints
  • Muscle strains and sprains
  • Stress fractures

Sports injuries can occur when colliding with another player or twisting your ankle. You can also develop an injury over time as your muscles and bones respond to constant impact from repetitive actions, such as running or jumping.

You can end your athletic hobbies or career if you choose to ignore your sports injuries. Untreated issues can turn into more serious problems.

Should I see a doctor about my sports injury?

Some injuries can naturally heal on their own. However, if you experience a serious injury while you’re playing your sport, stop what you’re doing and seek medical attention. Serious injuries that go untreated can lead to more pain and the risk of permanent damage to your tissues, nerves, and bones.

If you choose not to address your injury immediately but have continued pain and swelling after two days of rest, you should contact the professionals at South County Foot & Ankle for a comprehensive evaluation of your injury. They can give you a proper diagnosis and provide treatment options immediately to help you heal.

How are sports injuries treated?

When you visit South County Foot & Ankle with your sports-related injury, the team first determines its location and extent of the damage. 

Standard treatment options include:

  • RICE method (rest, ice, compression, elevate)
  • Physical therapy
  • Bracing the injured area
  • Pain medication
  • Shockwave therapy

Your expert podiatrist chooses conservative methods of treatment to help your body heal naturally, quickly, and with the least amount of recovery time. 

How long does it take to recover from sports injuries?

Your recovery depends on the severity of your injury. The team of podiatrists not only gives you the best method of treatment for your injury for quick healing, but they also give you guidance on how to avoid injuries in the future or how to avoid a recurrence of your current injury. They help you get back in the game with confidence.

If you have a sports injury or want to learn more about treatment for your sports-related pain, call the professional podiatrists at South County Foot & Ankle, or book your appointment online today.