At EFA, we have the ability to provide for all your sports related foot and ankle needs. With advanced technology available in our clinic, we have the ability to diagnose and treat your conditions in house so you can get back to your active lifestyle quicker.

If you are an athlete pain can be a common occurrence however receiving prompt advice and treatment may be pivotal to prevent minor or major injuries

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Sports Medicine Q & A

What are some common foot and ankle sports injuries?

Common types of injuries include:

  • Ankle sprains (Acute and Chronic)
  • Ankle instability
  • Foot and ankle fractures
  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Midfoot injuries
  • Turf toe
  • Shin splints
  • Heel pain

What are my treatment options?

Treatment options for sports injuries may depend on the nature of the injury from conservative care to surgical care.

To evaluate the extent of the injury it is essential to obtain diagnostic imaging studies such as X- rays, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computed Tomography (CT) scans and/or Ultrasounds.

Depending on the nature of the injury, treatment options for foot and ankle injuries include:

Conservative Treatment:

  • Bracing/immobilization
  • Medications
  • Injections
  • Orthotics
  • Physical therapy
  • Regenerative medicine

Surgical Treatment:

  • Fracture repair
  • Ligament repair/reconstruction
  • Arthroscopy
  • Tendon rebalancing

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