Sport Injury Services
- Ankle Sprains
- Shin Splints
- Turf Toe
- Tendon Injury
Even though ankle sprains are common, they are not always minor injuries. Some people with repeated or severe sprains can develop long-term joint pain and weakness. Treating a sprained ankle can help prevent ongoing ankle problems.
Custom molded orthotics are a central part of the care of foot and ankle problems. Many foot and ankle problems including ankle instability, tendonitis, plantar fascitis, bunion deformity and arthritis are caused by poor foot position or alignment and can be dramatically improved with use of custom orthotics.
Our doctors can treat the condition, recommend proper shoe gear, and evaluate whether orthotics are needed. If not treated, shin splints may eventually result in a stress fracture of the shin bone.
Sprained ankles often result from a fall, a sudden twist, or a blow that forces the ankle joint out of its normal position. Ankle sprains commonly occur while participating in sports, wearing inappropriate shoes, or walking or running on an uneven surface.
Turf toe is a sprain of the big toe joint resulting from injury during sports activities. The injury usually results from excessive upward bending of the big toe joint. The condition can be caused from either jamming the toe, or repetitive injury when pushing off repeatedly when running or jumping.
The two peroneal tendons are located on the outer side of the ankle and function to stabilize and move the ankle. If there is a a acute tear noted, the tendon can be repaired and fixed. If this is a chronic problem then the tendon needs to be repaired by removing the scar tissue and suturing the tears of the tendon.