Injuries are a pain—literally. Whether you are a serious athlete or play a few pickup games here and there, you are likely to experience an injury at some point in your life. At Cornerstone Foot & Ankle we treat various types of sports and fitness-related injuries. Our doctors offer the most advanced care and are dedicated to using the latest techniques for a variety of procedures and conditions, including sports-related injuries.
Athletes involved in sports that require running and jumping are typically at higher risk for injury. Sports like basketball, football, soccer, running, and dance can cause tremendous stress on the foot and are often associated with foot and ankle injuries. Sometimes preventing common sports injuries is beyond our control, but many times sports injuries are preventable.
How to Prevent Sports Injuries
- Always remember to warm up and cool down before and after physical activity.
- A good stretch before activity can prevent muscle injuries and fatigue.
- Wear the proper protective gear, such as helmet, protective pads, and other gear.
- Don’t play when injured.
The Most Common Types of Sports Injuries
For most injuries, Dr. Josh Miller recommends the PRICE method (protection, rest, ice, compression, and elevation) upon immediate injury. While these conditions can be treated without casts or surgery, they do require close medical supervision. If left untreated or if activity is resumed prematurely, the injury can worsen.
Cornerstone Foot & Ankle is here to get you back on your feet, minimizing downtime, if any, and get you healed as quickly as possible. Call now or request your appointment online TODAY!