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Common Sports Injuries and How We Can Help

If you’re dealing with a sports-related foot and ankle injury, Dr. LeBlang can help.

You don’t really realize just how important your feet and ankles are until you experience an injury that puts you on the bench. Every jump, twist, turn and bend is all thanks in big part to your feet and ankles. It’s important that you are providing them with the best care and protection you can, both on and off the field. While our Rockland County, NY, podiatrist Dr. Denis LeBlang sees a lot of sports injuries, here are the of three most common injuries,

Heel Pain

Athletes experience pain at the bottom of the heel, above the heel bone and also the arches of the feet. There are many causes for heel pain but the most common causes are Achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis. These inflammatory conditions can often be treated with rest and conservative at-home care; however, if your heel pain is severe, if your symptoms aren’t responding to home treatment or if you are unable to put weight on your foot then it’s time to see your Rockland County, NY, foot doctor.

Foot and Ankle Tendonitis

Overuse is one of the most common reasons for ankle and foot tendonitis. After all, the tendons are responsible for all the repeated movements you are performing throughout the day and while playing sports. To prevent the inflammation from getting worse, your podiatrist will recommend ample rest to allow your foot and ankle time to recover.

During this time you should not continue to play sports or participate in physical activity until you have gotten the go ahead from your doctor. More severe or persistent causes of tendonitis may require immobilization or a boot for support.

Foot and Ankle Fractures

A fracture is also known as a broken bone, and the severity of the break will determine the type of treatment you will need to undergo to heal properly. If you suspect that you have fractured your foot or ankle it’s important that you seek medical attention from us right away.

While we can often identify a fracture through your symptoms and by examining the affected foot or ankle, a simple imaging test will give us all the information we need to know. If you are having trouble putting weight on your foot or you can’t walk, it’s time to give us a call.

If you are experiencing new or worsening foot or ankle pain it’s always best to play it safe and schedule an appointment with us. Call Accent on Feet in Rockland County, NY, today at (845) 268-8282 for care.

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