When you have a sports injury, recovery time is important. At Bluebonnet Foot and Ankle Institute, Babak Kaviani, DPM, offers treatment for sports injuries of the foot and ankle, so you can resume your active lifestyle as soon as possible. Dr. Kaviani specializes in treating sports-related heel pain and ankle pain. If you live in or around Austin, Texas, and want specialized treatment from a qualified podiatrist, call the office or schedule an appointment online.
Podiatric sports medicine is a specialized form of podiatry that focuses on foot and ankle injury recovery in addition to the prevention of future sports-related injuries. If you lead an active lifestyle, you have an increased chance of sustaining a foot or ankle injury.
Some common injuries include:
The most common cause of a sports-related injury is from poor training methods. When you overtrain, fail to warm up before exercising, or don’t use proper form, you may injure the muscles, ligaments, tendons, or bones in your feet and ankles.
Other things that can contribute to foot and ankle sports injuries include:
If you don’t listen to your body when it’s in pain, or you increase your exercise too quickly, you put yourself at risk for injury. Always make sure you have correct technique and are using proper equipment.
After reviewing your symptoms, Dr. Kaviani recommends an individualized treatment plan based on the severity of your injury.
Mild sports injuries respond well to the RICE treatment method: rest, ice, compression, and elevation.
Moderate-to-severe sports injuries may require a more specialized sports medicine treatment, such as:
To schedule an evaluation at Bluebonnet Foot and Ankle Institute, book online or by calling our office directly.