Sports Injuries Specialist

Rhode Island Foot Care -  - Foot and Ankle Specialist

Rhode Island Foot Care

Podiatry, Foot and Ankle Specialists located across Rhode Island & Massachusetts

Sports injuries often affect the feet and ankles — for example, 25% of sports injuries today involve a sprained ankle. At the Rhode Island Foot Care offices in North Providence, Pawtucket, Newport, Riverside, Johnston, Warwick, Cranston, East Providence, Cumberland, Warren, and Central Falls, Rhode Island, and locations in Taunton and Dartmouth, Massachusetts, a team of podiatric sports injury specialists are ready to help. They’re always up-to-date on the most effective cutting-edge protocols for foot and ankle sports medicine, so call the office nearest you or schedule an appointment online today.

Sports Injuries Q & A

What are sports injuries?

Sports injuries occur during exercise, whether solo or as part of a team sport. They can affect nearly any part of the body but are especially common in the feet and ankles since so many sports involve running, jumping, pivoting, and other lower extremity movements. 

What types of sports injuries do podiatrists treat?

Podiatrists treat a vast range of sports injuries, including: 

  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Ankle sprains
  • Muscle and tendon strains
  • Heel pain
  • Foot and ankle fractures
  • Peroneal tendonitis
  • Sever's disease
  • Sesamoid injuries like turf toe and sesamoiditis

The Rhode Island Foot Care team treats all sports injuries in the foot and ankle, as well as lower leg injuries that affect your feet or ankles. A sports injury can trigger a variety of immediate symptoms, including serious pain, swelling, bruising, and skin inflammation. 

If you experience a sports injury, contact the Rhode Island Foot Care team for help. 

What causes sports injuries?

Direct trauma, such as an impact with another player or landing badly after a jump, and overuse like long-distance running or strenuous dancing, are the two most common causes of sports injuries in the feet and ankles. 

Other factors can also contribute to sports injuries, including failure to warm up before exercising and wearing improper shoes for your sport. 

When the Rhode Island Foot Care team diagnoses and treats your sports injury, they can also help you make changes to prevent injury in the future.

What does sports injury treatment involve?

Rhode Island Foot Care uses personalized protocols for every patient, based upon your diagnosis and symptoms. You may need:

  • Rest for a prescribed period
  • Physiotherapy
  • Custom orthotics
  • Custom bracing
  • Splinting or casting
  • Regenerative medicine (amniotic fluid injections)
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Shockwave therapy 
  • CBD cream for pain

If you have a severe sports injury that doesn't get better with non-surgical treatment, you might need surgery. The board-certified and fellowship-trained podiatric surgeons at Rhode Island Foot Care perform all types of foot and ankle surgery in local surgicenters and hospitals. 

Have a sports injury? Don’t wait for personalized care. Call the Rhode Island Foot Care office nearest you or schedule an appointment online.