Depending on the severity of your injury, we typically begin diagnosis of the foot or ankle with a physical examination. Our doctors look for swelling and tenderness, as well as your range of motion and signs of pain.
Treatment for sports injuries of the foot and ankle will depend on the type of injury. Mild conditions may respond well to immobilization and rest. Certain medications may help reduce the pain.
Physical therapy may also be used as a treatment option, including the use of a walking boot or crutches to keep weight off of the foot or ankle.
In cases that are more severe or those that include trauma, treatment of injuries may require surgery. Continued physical therapy may also be required as part of the rehabilitation plan following a surgical procedure.