Sports Medicine Podiatrist in Southern California
Podiatric Treatment for Sports-Related Injuries
An active lifestyle comes with risks of foot or ankle injury. Too much stress on the feet can lead to problems — even for elite athletes — including ankle sprains, foot fractures, Achilles tendonitis, heel pain, damage to connective tissue and other issues.
Effective practitioners of sports medicine can offer:
- Rapid diagnosis of sports injuries, and in fact any kind of foot injuries
- Advanced treatment programs that offer both surgical and nonsurgical treatment optionsGuidance
- on the prevention of future injuries through general foot care and exercise
The compassionate and highly qualified team of local doctors at Align Foot and Ankle is dedicated to treating athletes for just about any form of sports injury, related chronic pain or other conditions like plantar fasciitis.
Diagnosing Sports-Related Injuries
Foot pain isn’t normal, and you have the right to live free from it and enjoy the best possible standards of sports performance. If you’re experiencing foot pain, sophisticated diagnostics is the key to an effective podiatric treatment program.
At Align Foot & Ankle, our diagnostic tools include X-rays and ultrasound. The former is used for detecting injuries to bones such as stress fractures. The latter is used for detecting issues with soft tissue such as deterioration or inflammation of the plantar fascia or other tendons. These diagnostics are quick procedures that take only a few minutes to carry out.
Our advanced sports medicine techniques include nonsurgical treatments for foot injuries. These include platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection therapy. Using platelets, a cellular component of the blood that stimulates the formation of blood clots, PRP can be a powerful tool for wound care and for healing various kinds of soft tissue tears and strain. It can also help repair bone fractures.
Sometimes tendon injuries and sprains can be addressed with MLS laser therapy. This can be a quick and efficient treatment method for athletes with less severe foot and ankle injuries.
Align Foot & Ankle’s dedicated team of surgeons can offer reliable and effective surgical solutions to all foot and ankle injuries from fractures or dislocations. Our doctors can offer surgical interventions and treat athletes for other symptoms, including corns, warts, and ingrown toenails.
Prevention and Rehabilitation
The expert podiatrists at Align Foot & Ankle can offer crucial guidance for your long-term foot health and well-being. They can recommend an exercise regime to help with the process of recovering from an injury and reducing the possibility of further injury. They can provide information about orthotic shoes that can help with various kinds of foot pain and make it easier to stay active.
Some injuries need to be corrected with surgery and rehab after. The doctors at Align Foot & Ankle Center will advise on the best route to get you back on your feet and playing the game you love as soon as possible.
Contact Align Foot & Ankle Today
For more information about our services, get in touch with us today and find out how we can treat your feet to a better standard of wellness. Whether you’re seeking a sports medicine podiatrist in Camarillo or need help from a sports medicine podiatrist in Santa Barbara, contact our private practice and discover the important role a professional podiatrist can play in freeing you from foot injuries and pain.
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Align Foot & Ankle is dedicated to getting you moving again.
"I've always believed in exhausting conservative treatment over surgery. Over the years in practice, I've kept many people out of the operating room. Even then, the patients who have been taken to surgery are extremely pleased with their results. I will do all I can to get you moving again...without pain or discomfort!"
Dr. Hai-En Peng