Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine services offered in Camarillo, California

Sports medicine uses a combination of minimally invasive treatments and healthy lifestyle changes to relieve pain and promote healing without surgery. At Align Foot & Ankle Center, in Camarillo, California, experienced podiatrist Hai-En Peng, DPM, FACFAS and the team offer various types of sports medicine,  including stem cell therapy, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), shockwave therapy, and multiwave locked system (MLS) therapy. Call the nearest office to request a sports medicine consultation today, or book online.

Sports Medicine Q&A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine is a podiatry subspecialty that diagnoses and treats activity-related injuries. 

At Align Foot & Ankle Center, the team uses sports medicine to help athletes and other active people prevent injuries and maximize their performance. 

Sports medicine takes a minimally invasive and integrative approach to pain relief. Instead of masking symptoms with prescription drugs, it addresses the underlying cause and promotes healing.

What types of foot and ankle problems can benefit from sports medicine?

At Align Foot & Ankle Center, the team uses sports medicine to treat various foot and ankle problems, including:

  • Foot and ankle injuries
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Hammertoes
  • Flatfeet
  • Sprains and strains
  • Fractures
  • Swollen muscles

You might also benefit from sports medicine if you suffer an Achilles tendon injury, like a tear or a rupture.

What are some examples of sports medicine?

At Align Foot & Ankle Center, the team offers various types of sports medicine, including:

Stem cell therapy

Stem cell therapy uses stem cells to promote your body’s natural healing process. Stem cells are unique in that they can transform into any other type of cell in your body. That capability makes them ideal for treating foot and ankle problems. A series of stem cell injections can relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and encourage healthy circulation.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)

PRP is similar to stem cell therapy. The difference is that it involves a series of platelet-rich plasma injections. PRP promotes healing when injected into an arthritic joint or a broken bone. Specifically, it relieves swelling and encourages the production of new and healthy tissue.

Amnion injections

Amnion injections contain amniotic fluid and other placental tissues. When administered by a podiatrist, amnion reduces inflammation and helps damaged tissues regenerate. Treatment is quick, effective, and pain-free.

Multiwave locked system (MLS) laser therapy

MLS laser therapy uses specific wavelengths of light energy to target inflamed or injured tissues in your feet or ankles. When the laser makes contact with your tissues, it triggers healing processes at the cellular level, increasing lymphatic drainage and the production of healthy tissue.

Shockwave therapy

Shockwave therapy is similar to MLS laser therapy. During treatment, your provider uses a handheld device to administer high-frequency electrical currents at injured or diseased tissues. The shockwaves increase circulation to the treatment site, promoting the growth of new tissue.

Call the nearest Align Foot & Ankle Center office to learn more about sports medicine today, or click the online booking feature.