Overcoming Sports Injuries
Our podiatrists at Portsmouth Foot and Ankle are well versed in sports injury treatment, and keep an athlete’s lifestyle and needs in mind when recommending the best course of action.
Rest is a common requirement for recovery in many cases, and following the guidelines is the best way to ensure the quickest recovery without additional problems. That doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be on the couch with your foot up all the time, though! With guidance, lower-impact exercises like swimming or cycling may be recommended to keep your body moving without placing force on your injury.
In some cases, especially with soft tissue injuries, we may also recommend MLS laser and Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT) treatments or platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections to encourage accelerated healing and reduce inflammation in the site of trouble.
Custom orthotics might also properly align the structure of the foot and ankle to keep extra force off a problematic area, reducing pain and helping to prevent re-injury. Physical therapy, including stretches for tendons and calf muscles, may also become part of a regular routine. We will show you how it’s done.
If you have run into a fierce opponent in the form of a sports injury to your foot or ankle recently, we want to join your team and get you back on top again. Call us at (603) 431-6070 to schedule an appointment at our offices in Nashua or Portsmouth.