Sports Medicine

Lake Ridge and Stafford Foot & Ankle Centers -  - Podiatry

Lake Ridge and Stafford Foot & Ankle Centers

Podiatry & Foot & Ankle Surgery located in Lake Ridge, VA & Stafford, VA

Sports medicine is a specialized field where your provider not only has to help you recover from an injury or ailment, they also have to personalize your rehabilitation plan to your specific sport. The team of board-certified podiatrists at Lake Ridge and Stafford Foot & Ankle Centers provide comprehensive sports medicine care to athletes of all levels. Learn more by booking an evaluation at the practice’s Lake Ridge or Stafford, Virginia, clinics either online or over the phone today.

Sports Medicine Q & A

Why should I see a sports medicine specialist?

If you participate in a sporting activity or exercise regularly, it’s important to visit with a podiatrist who specializes in sports medicine before you get started. Your dedicated podiatrist can evaluate your legs and feet and help you learn proper stretching and exercise techniques to reduce your risk of injury.

Part of preventive sports medicine care involves ensuring you’re wearing properly fitting shoes that can support you during your training regimen. Your podiatrist can get you fitted for custom orthotics to provide the best possible support and balance to prevent injuries.

But you should also see a sports medicine specialist because they can treat any sports injuries or sports-related conditions. You’ll need to have a comprehensive sports medicine evaluation if you have any of the following ailments:

  • Achilles tendon injury
  • Broken foot or ankle
  • Ingrown toenail
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Stress fracture
  • Ankle sprain
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Tendinitis
  • Turf toe

Your dedicated podiatrist can provide customized treatments and help you get back into your training routine.

What happens during a sports medicine exam?

At Lake Ridge and Stafford Foot & Ankle Centers, you have access to a team of board-certified podiatrists who have extensive training and experience working with all types of athletes, from weekend warriors to collegiate and professional players. During your sports medicine exam, your podiatrist will:

  • Check your reflexes
  • Observe you walk or flex your foot
  • Evaluate your joint range of motion

After gathering necessary on-site ultrasound or X-ray imaging and evaluating any previous medical records you have, your podiatrist talks with you about your diagnosis and counsels you about your treatment options.

Which sports medicine treatments does a podiatrist offer?

Lake Ridge and Stafford Foot & Ankle Centers specializes in modern, evidence-based sports medicine treatments in an effort to get you back in the game as quickly as possible. Depending on your diagnosis, your sports medicine treatment can include:

  • Nail care like ingrown toenail removal or fungal nail treatment
  • Biologics like platelet-rich plasma or amniotic injections
  • Immobilization with a cast, splint, or brace
  • Physical therapy referrals
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Custom orthotic inserts

For more complex injuries like an ankle fracture, you might need surgical repair. But with a team of expert foot and ankle surgeons available at Lake Ridge and Stafford Foot & Ankle Centers, you’re in entirely capable hands.

You can get started on your personalized sports medicine treatment at Lake Ridge and Stafford Foot & Ankle Centers by booking an exam online or by calling your nearest office.