There are countless times when individuals experience foot or ankle injuries (among others) during physical activity. With countless years of expertise, your River North, Schaumburg, Elmhurst, Highland, East Chicago and St. John, IL podiatrists -- Dr. Mark Jones, Dr. Bryan Hersh and Dr. Michael Lacey at the Center For Podiatric Medicine -- can evaluate each patient and determine a diagnosis and treatment plan that will help them recover from their sports injuries with the most ease.
Common Sport Injuries
While there are countless sport injuries, here are the most common:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Heel spurs
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Ingrown toenails
Ultimately, the treatment plans created for each patient will vary and will depend on their medical history, their current sports injury and their level of activity. Some treatments such as icing, elevation and rest are more conservative and may serve the minor sports injuries. Other treatments may be more invasive and will need direction from a professional podiatrist.
Diagnosing a Sports Injury in River North, Schaumburg, Elmhurst, Highland, East Chicago and St. John
After a discussion of your medical history, your podiatrist will determine which tests are required for proper diagnosis. To successfully diagnose a foot or ankle condition, diagnostic tests such as x-rays or MRIs will need to be performed. These tests will help determine whether orthotics, braces or taping, stretching and strengthening, physical therapy, electric stimulation, ultrasound or injections are needed for your particular sports injury.
At the Center for Podiatric Medicine in River North, Schaumburg, Elmhurst, Highland, East Chicago and St. John, IL, we treat all types of patients with foot or heal pain and can even help our patients to reduce their chance of being injured in the future. To schedule a comprehensive appointment today with the Center For Podiatric Medicine call them today.