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 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.
Podiatrists treat a vast range of sports injuries, including:
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.
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.
Rhode Island Foot Care uses personalized protocols for every patient, based upon your diagnosis and symptoms. You may need:
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.