Community Foot Clinic, McPherson

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SPORTS INJURIES

What Should I Do if I Get Injured?

If you get hurt, stop playing. Some injuries can be treated at home, while others require a trip to Community Foot Clinic of McPherson. Treatment for pain begins conservatively with icing and elevation followed by physical therapy, medications, orthotics, braces, or casts. In some cases, cortisone injections or surgery may be recommended.

Not only will you receive great care for your injury, you will also benefit from education on ways to prevent future injuries. Custom orthotics and strengthening exercises are just a couple of ways that you can impact your future foot health for the better.

It’s important to understand your options. Learn how to recognize and treat your injuries so they heal properly. Be proactive and visit Community Foot Clinic of McPherson. Call us at 620-241-3313 or visit our website to schedule your appointment today!

Struggling with Sports Injuries after the Final Buzzer?

Whether it’s love of the game or an unwavering, competitive spirit, sometimes our bodies are pushed to the point of injury during play. Due to accidents, poor training practices, improper gear, failure to warm up, or lack of adequate stretching, foot injuries are all too common. Athletic injuries to the feet vary tremendously and can be difficult to manage without the correct care and evaluation from Dr. Trent Timson.

Local college and high school athletes are often injured during play. When the game you love causes foot and ankle pain, you have a great foot care team on your side. Don’t let fear of missing out keep you from seeking medical attention. Untreated injuries can lead to long-term instability and chronic pain which will affect your quality of play and your quality of life.

Are There Different Types of Sports Injuries?

There are two types of sport injuries: acute and chronic. Acute injuries are those that occur without notice, such as a sprained ankle. Signs of an acute injury range from sudden, severe pain and swelling, to not being able to place weight on the affected foot. Chronic injuries occur over time and happen after you play or exercise. They continue to cause swelling and pain when you play or exercise as well as when you rest.

Which Sports Injuries are Most Common?

Heel and arch pain are the most common problems seen by Dr. Timson. Most often, patients display signs of over-pronation or sublimation of the foot that will cause discomfort and pain. Over-pronation occurs when the foot rolls inward leading to inflammation of the heel and arch. If left untreated, it can lead to further complications involving your ankles, knees, and hips.

Because of the amount of strain endured by the feet, athletes may also be plagued with injuries and conditions such as:

Metatarsalgia

Neuromas

Plantar Fasciitis

Posterior Tibial Tendinitis

Shin Splints

Sesamoiditis

Sever’s Disease

Stress Fractures

Turf Toe

Achilles Bursitis

Ankle Sprains

Black Toenails

Blisters

Broken Toes

Corns and Calluses

Hallux Rigidus

Ingrown Toenails

Metatarsal Stress Fractures

Types of injuries

Common injuries

Treatment of injuries