Medical City Dallas

972.566.7474
Baylor, Scott & White Plano

972.943.3323

Sports Injuries

Whether you’re a recreational athlete just looking to stay fit, or a serious competitor looking to push yourself and your performance to the limit, foot and ankle sports injuries are always a concern. They don’t always come as an “ouch!” moment that sends you tumbling to the ground, either. Overuse injuries that grind you down slowly over time are just as much a concern.

Either way, an injury to your feet or ankles can be a major obstacle to staying fit, staying healthy, and accomplishing your goals—not only on the field, but in your day-to-day life, too. Worse, if you do nothing about the problem, you drastically increase the risk of re-injury, or developing chronic problems. It’s always best to see us early after your injury to ensure you get a quick, accurate diagnosis and are on the path to recovery as soon as possible!

Common Foot & Ankle Injuries

Our experienced team encounters hurting feet each and every day, from youth athletes to weekend warriors and everyone in between. Some conditions we treat frequently include the following:

  • Ankle sprains
  • Ankle instability / wobbly ankles
  • Ankle fractures
  • Tendonitis/Tendon Inflammation
  • Tendon Tears / Ruptures
  • Heel pain
  • Heel pain in children / Sever’s disease
  • Midfoot (Lisfranc) injuries
  • Collapsed arches / flat feet
  • Stress fractures
  • Pain in the balls of the feet / metatarsalgia
  • Black toenails / subungual hematoma
  • Turf toe
  • General fractures, sprains, and strains

 

Excellence in Foot and Ankle Injury Care

After you’ve taken any appropriate first aid, make an appointment with our team as soon as possible for a full evaluation and treatment.

In addition to a thorough physical examination and discussion with you about your symptoms and how the injury occurred, we may have you take an X-ray to help us visualize any potential fractures. Don’t worry, this won’t require an expensive hospital visit—both our offices are already equipped with the necessary technology.

Once we understand the problem, we can build a treatment plan appropriate for your physical condition, as well as your personal goals and needs. This can include:

  • Immobilization. Sprains, ruptures, and fractures that remain relatively stable (i.e., the bones are properly aligned and not at significant risk of becoming displaced) can be placed in a cast or walking boot to protect the injury during the natural healing process.
  • Physical therapy. Stretches, exercises, massage, and other forms of physical therapy can be an effective part of the treatment course for certain soft tissue injuries, and a crucial component of the recovery and rehabilitation process for nearly every injury.
  • Custom orthotics. These individually crafted shoe inserts help give your feet the support and cushioning they need to handle the force loads of athletic activity. They can be effective at treating and preventing chronic overuse injuries like heel pain, tendinitis, metatarsalgia, and stress fractures.
  • Extracorporeal pulse activation treatment (EPAT) / shockwave therapy. This exciting, advanced treatment option uses pulses of energy to jumpstart your own natural healing processes and bring rapid healing to many kinds of soft tissue injuries. It is often recommended for those who need recovery as fast as possible, or as an alternative to surgery for those who haven’t found success with other conservative therapies.
  • Surgery. Complex fractures, serious ruptures, or other significant injuries that haven’t responded to conservative treatments may require a surgical repair or reconstruction.

 

If your feet are hurting from an athletic injury, we want to help you get back in the game! You can connect with the Dallas Podiatry Works team and schedule an appointment at either our Dallas or Plano office by calling 972.566.7474. You can also reach out to us by completing a contact form online.

RATED BEST DALLAS PODIATRIST FOR YOUR FOOT & ANKLE CARE NEEDS
"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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