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Sports Foot Injury, Los Angeles

Treatment of Diabetic, Arterial, Venous and Decubitus Wounds

Treating sports injuries

An athlete’s feet are under a lot of stress, making them especially susceptible to injury. When athletes push their bodies to perform, they put pressure on the feet. From training to competing, people who actively participate in athletic activity are constantly putting themselves at risk for injury.

At our podiatry and surgery center, we aim to treat sports foot injuries as quickly and efficiently as possible, helping athletes to recover and return to their usual activities in as little time as possible.

soccer player running down field with soccer ball showing how easy it is to incur a foot or ankle injury in sports

Nearly 1/4 of all sports-related injuries involve the foot or ankle.

Did you know…

…that the feet must sustain up to 20 times a person’s body weight during certain sports activities? Perhaps that is why approximately 25 percent of all sports-related injuries involve either the foot or ankle injuries. Nearly all sports and activities increase the risk of foot and ankle injuries, including:

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Dance
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Track and field races
  • Weight lifting
  • Wrestling

Sports Foot Injuries Q & A

runner rubbing her foot after experiencing a sports injury

If you injured your foot playing a sport and have pain and swelling or problems with mobility then be sure to see a doctor.

What are some of the most common foot and ankle injuries?

Athletes can injure any part of their feet though certain types of injuries are more prevalent than others. Examples include:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Overuse injuries

How do I know if I have a foot injury requiring a doctor?

Some sports-related foot injuries are obvious and occur suddenly. Others may develop gradually over time, progressively affecting your ability to train or compete comfortably and effectively. Signs of a sports-related foot injury include pain and swelling, as well as problems with mobility. If you notice any of these symptoms or have difficulty applying pressure to your foot or ankle, contact our office for an examination.

Dr. Francine Nazarian of SCMSC in Los Angeles where she treats sports injuries to the ankle or foot

Francine Nazarian, DPM

Treatment Options for Sports Foot Injuries

Sports foot injury treatment depends on how the injury is affecting the bones, joints and soft tissues. In many cases, treatments are non-invasive. This may include immobilization or the use of foot orthotics. Some people may benefit from anti-inflammatory treatments and in rare cases, surgical intervention. It is important that you facilitate recovery by allowing plenty of time for your injury to heal. Returning to sports too soon may worsen foot traumas, leading to an even longer treatment and recovery process.

To schedule an evaluation at Southern California Multi-Specialty Center, call 818-900-6480.

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Schedule an evaluation with Dr. Nazarian at Southern California Multi-Specialty Center.

SCMSC front office staff welcoming a new patient to see the podiatrist for a sports injury