Austin Sports & Social Club offers a wide range of sports and activities, like basketball, softball, soccer, tennis, volleyball, and ultimate Frisbee. Playing sports can certainly be fun and a great way to spend time with friends, or even make some new ones! In addition, it can also help contribute to your overall health and keep you in shape. It’s important to remember, though, that there is always at least a certain degree of injury risk when you lead an active life.
Now, you shouldn’t let that risk stop you from being active! It is simply too important to your health and besides, many lower limb injuries can be treated with conservative methods. Even when surgery for foot and ankle sports injuries is needed, you can take comfort in the fact that you are in good hands here at Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists. Our foot surgeons are highly-educated and trained, and will expertly provide the care you need.
Some, but certainly not all, of the sports injuries that might require surgical procedures include:
- Turf toe. Surgery usually isn’t needed for turf toe, but we may recommend it when your symptoms are not relieved with conservative methods.
- Lisfranc injuries. The Lisfranc joint complex is found in the midfoot and consists of several bones and connective tissues. These midfoot injuries can vary in type (sprain, fracture, or dislocation) and severity, but a twisting fall can lead to bone dislocation that needs surgery to be corrected.
- Bone fractures. Simple and stress fractures will generally only need conservative care, but more complicated breaks require surgical procedures to place the broken pieces into the proper positioning for optimal healing.
As noted, sometimes surgery is needed, but many foot and ankle sports injuries are treated with more conservative options. To that end, sometimes RICE therapy (rest, ice, compression, and elevation) is sufficient to address a minor injury. In other instances, you can benefit from custom orthotics or other state-of-the-art treatment options we offer here at Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists.
No matter what course of treatment will work best, you are sure to find it here at our Austin, TX podiatry practice. We have caring, expert foot doctors who are ready to help you overcome pain and get back to your favorite activities, so give us a call at (512) 328-8900 or take advantage of our online form to request your appointment today!