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Expert Sports Medicine Near You For Foot & Ankle Injuries

Sports Injuries & Treatment

Athletes put a significant amount of strain on their feet and ankles, making them more susceptible to injuries that can affect their performance. That's why proper foot care is essential for athletes of all levels. At Foot and Ankle Specialists of Central Ohio, we understand the importance of keeping your feet and ankles in top condition to support your athletic pursuits.

As a leading provider of podiatry care in the Columbus area, FASCO has a team of specialized providers who are knowledgeable and experienced in treating sports injuries. In the past 30 years, our team has helped countless athletes recover from foot and ankle injuries and get back to their peak performance.

Whether you're a professional athlete, a weekend warrior, or just starting your fitness journey, our podiatric sports injury doctors are here to support you. Don’t let foot or ankle injuries keep you on the sidelines—schedule an appointment online with our experienced podiatrists today.


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Common Sports Injuries

Sports injuries can range from minor sprains and strains to more severe conditions such as fractures and ruptures. Some of the most common foot and ankle injuries experienced by athletes include:

  • Ankle Sprains: Occurs when the ligaments in the ankle stretch or tear due to a sudden twist or turn, leading to pain and swelling.
  • Plantar Fasciitis: Inflammation of the tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot, causing heel pain.
  • Stress Fractures: Tiny cracks in bones caused by repetitive stress or overuse, often seen in runners.
  • Achilles Tendonitis: Inflammation of the Achilles tendon, which connects your calf muscles to your heel bone.
  • Turf Toe: A sprain of the ligaments around the big toe joint, commonly seen in athletes who play on artificial turf.

At FASCO, our expert podiatrists are equipped to diagnose and treat these common sports injuries effectively. Depending on the severity of your injury, we may recommend conservative treatments such as rest, ice therapy, physical therapy exercises, or custom orthotics.

In more severe cases or when dealing with chronic injuries, our team may suggest surgical options to repair damaged tissues and help you get back to peak performance.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the common signs of a foot or ankle sports injury?

Common signs of a foot or ankle sports injury include pain, swelling, bruising, and difficulty bearing weight on the affected area. You might also experience stiffness, reduced range of motion, or instability in the joint.

If you notice any of these symptoms, it's important to consult a podiatrist to get a professional diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Early intervention can help prevent further damage and speed up your recovery.

What can I do to avoid or prevent sports injuries?

To avoid sports injuries, it’s important to:

  • Warm up before and cool down after exercise
  • Wear appropriate footwear that provides good support and fits well
  • Gradually increase the intensity of your workouts instead of making sudden changes
  • Incorporate strength training and flexibility exercises into your routine
  • Listen to your body and rest when necessary

How can a podiatrist help with chronic injury treatment?

Our experienced team at FASCO is experienced in treating chronic injuries, which are often caused by repetitive strain or overuse. We use advanced diagnostic tools to identify the root cause of your condition and develop an individualized treatment plan to address it.

Depending on your specific needs, treatment may include physical therapy, orthotics, medications, or surgical intervention. Our goal is to provide comprehensive care that helps you heal and prevent

How can I schedule with a podiatric sports medicine doctor near me?

At Foot and Ankle Specialists of Central Ohio, we make it easy to schedule an appointment and get exceptional podiatric sports injuries treatment. Either schedule an appointment with us online or give your nearest FASCO office a call. We are excited to see you and help you get back on your feet!

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