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Award-Winning Sports Injury Foot Doctor in Dallas, TX, for Ankle Sprains, Heel Pain, Foot Pain, Fractures & More

Restore Your Athletic Momentum with Help from Dallas Podiatry Works

sports injury foot doctor in dallas txSometimes there’s an undeniable “ouch” moment, when you’re pushing your body to its limits and you suddenly know that something has gone terribly wrong with your foot or ankle. Other times, pain may start small and worsen with time, leaving you packing your foot with ice and wondering if it’s best to take a little time off from your favorite athletic activities. Whatever your sports-related injury may be, our sports injury foot doctor in Dallas, TX, can help you get back on your feet and back into the game.

When you’re serious about your athletic performance, you don’t want to risk repeated injuries that could sideline you permanently. To ensure fast healing and prevent recurrent injury, have your foot or ankle promptly evaluated and treated by the sports injury specialists at Dallas Podiatry Works.

How to Treat Foot or Ankle Sports Injuries

Some of the most common sports-related injuries we see are ankle sprains, which are especially common among runners. A sprain is typically an injury to one or more of the weight-bearing ligaments supporting your ankle joint, and often occurs when the foot rolls inward or outward while running. To diagnose a sprain, our sports injury foot doctor in Dallas, TX, will conduct a thorough physical exam of your injured ankle, possibly including X-rays, CT scans, or MRIs to rule out a fracture, identify specific soft-tissue injuries, and provide a thorough explanation of your condition.

To speed healing of an ankle sprain, expect to begin a program of physical therapy to strengthen your muscles and control your pain and inflammation. You may also be treated with electrical nerve stimulation, ultrasound, a home exercise program, and ice. A simple air cast or ankle brace can provide added protection as you begin running again. In severe cases, surgical repair of torn ligaments may be necessary.

A metatarsal stress fracture is another common injury in running and in many other sports in which excessive stress is placed on the ball of the foot. Symptoms include pain and swelling in the ball of the foot when walking or when the area is pressed. Because stress fractures may not show up on X-rays for several weeks, it’s important to see a podiatrist who can diagnose a fracture with a simple exam or by ordering a bone scan. Treatment may include rest, elevation, ice, a compression bandage, and a special shoe or cast to minimize stress and allow healing. As you get back to your normal athletic routine, you may also need a custom orthotic to prevent further injury to the area.

Sports such as football, basketball, and soccer often result in injury to the big toe joint, because they are played on artificial surfaces. Called “turf toe,” these injuries are usually caused by hyperextension of the toe that damages the soft tissues that support the toe from the top. Pain, tenderness, and swelling are common, and the injury can range from mild to a severe condition with black-and-blue discoloration, inability to bear weight, and major swelling. Without proper treatment and rest, turf toe can worsen, so it’s wise to have any turf toe injury evaluated by a sports injury specialist in Dallas, TX or Plano, TX.

Foot and ankle injuries are also common in martial arts and kickboxing, due to the repetitive pivoting and elevation of the feet involved in these sports. Several types of injuries are possible, including plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis and ankle sprain. As a general rule, if a few days of rest and icing don’t help, make an appointment with our sports injury foot doctor in Dallas, TX.

Foot Injuries Can Turn into Chronic Conditions

Because many sports-related injuries can worsen or lead to recurrent injuries if not promptly evaluated and treated, always see a physician before returning to your normal exercise routine. Trust your sports injury to the specialists who can get you back in the game fast: Make an appointment with our sports injury foot doctor in Dallas, TX, now.

Schedule Your Appointment with Our Award-Winning Sports Injury Foot Doctor in Dallas, TX Today!

To schedule an appointment to have your sports-related injury evaluated by our sports injury foot doctor in Dallas, TX, click here to use our convenient online appointment form. To call us directly, call 972.566.7474.

5-Star-Rated Sports Injury Foot Doctor in Dallas, TX, for Ankle Sprains, Heel Pain, Foot Pain, Fractures & More – Serving Dallas, Plano, Frisco, McKinney, Richardson, Garland, Rockwall, Allen, Arlington & Fort Worth, TX

"I did 3 EPAT treatments and it gave me tremendous relief from my plantar fasciitis. I highly recommend this for anyone who is dealing with PF. Also, the physical therapist Dr. Brook sent me too is fantastic. I am definitely on the mend and so glad I did EPAT."- All H. 5 star
"Dr Northcutt is a fantastic physician. My first surgery with him (although painful), went very well. A couple of issues (with his staff) needed to be corrected, I appreciated his calm and professional demeanor and he corrected those issues promptly. He sets the bar high (the mark of a great physician), and that is the key reason why I'm coming back to him to correct my other foot. I would highly recommend him."- She B. 5 star
"The staff at Dallas Podiatry Works could not have been more courteous, helpful, and professional in doing their job. They made me feel comfortable when I was there, which is certainly appreciated. They answered all the questions that I had and just made each visit the most pleasurable that it could be. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of care."- Joseph B. 5 star
"My experience was a good one from pre-op to post -op. I saw the doctor right before my surgery.He explained the process to me and my husband. The recovery nurse was great. It was neither crowded or chaotic as some day surgery centers. My foot is doing well as I follow instructions. I look forward to my one week progress visit!"- Patricia T.5 star
"I had dealt with a painful foot problem for five months and had seen three different Doctors before seeing an article in D Magazine about Dr. Joel Brook. Dr. Brook took one look at my foot, explained the causes for my pain and set me up on a successful treatment plan. He is very knowledgeable, thorough and exhibits a caring attitude. I highly recommend him."- Ginger W. 5 star
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