Treatment of Sports Injuries
Whether you're an exercise enthusiast, novice runner, or athlete, it's your feet and ankles that are the real MVPs, allowing you to walk, run, jump, or pivot your way to greatness. Unfortunately, working so hard and doing so much can put your feet and ankles at risk for a number of sports injuries that can threaten to keep you in pain and out of the game.
Is a foot or ankle sports injury disrupting your life and athletic goals? Are you finding it difficult to complete basic tasks, much less participate or compete in your favorite sport or athletic activity? Don't let a foot or ankle sports injury disrupt your long-term athletic goals. Help is available.
Comprehensive Care for Sports Injuries
At Optimum Podiatry, we provide comprehensive care for podiatric sports injuries for patients of all ages and athletic abilities. Regardless of whether you were injured training for your next high school, collegiate, or professional game; getting into the latest exercise craze; or just trying to stay healthy and active, our skilled podiatrist, Dr. Alvin Cowans, can help.
As a former college athlete who attended Florida Atlantic University on a full basketball scholarship and still makes time to stay fit, Dr. Cowans understands just how frustrating it can be when an injury threatens to leave you sitting on the sidelines. Fortunately, his in-depth knowledge of podiatric sports medicine allows him to come up with targeted solutions for relieving pain and helping patients return to activity safely.
Optimum Podiatry treats a wide range of sports-related foot and ankle injuries, including:
- Foot or ankle strains or sprains
- Foot, ankle, or toe fractures
- Achilles tendonitis
- Stretched or torn ligaments
- Plantar fasciitis
- Heel pain
- Turf toe
- Sand toe
We Offer Conservative to Advanced Treatment Options for Podiatric Sports Injuries
When a sports injury puts your athletic goals on pause, you need treatment that provides results. That's exactly what you'll find at Optimum Podiatry. We're dedicated to providing the most effective podiatric interventions possible, offering advanced non-surgical and surgical treatment options.
We understand that when an injury forces you out of the game, having to undergo surgery can further delay your progress. That's why we use non-surgical treatments when possible. These may include:
- R.I.C.E., a first-line treatment that stands for Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation
- Lifestyle changes, such as wearing more supportive shoes or performing stretching and strengthening exercises prior to activity
- Laser therapy, which uses red and near-infrared light wavelengths to improve circulation and stimulate the body's natural healing process
- Custom orthotics, which provide personalized cushioning and support
In cases where non-surgical treatments fail to provide the desired results, surgery may provide the best chance for pain relief and recovery. Our talented podiatric surgeon, Dr. Cowans, performs minimally invasive and traditional open surgeries for a wide variety of sports injuries. After surgery, he'll oversee your recovery to ensure that you're able to bounce back better than ever.
You Deserve a Treatment Plan as Unique as You Are
Effective podiatry care isn't one size fits all. What works for most or some might not work for you. That's why you can count on Dr. Cowans to take the time to answer your questions, address your concerns, and understand your overall athletic goals, so he can develop a customized treatment plan that's right for you. Why? Because you're more than just a number—you're a member of the Optimum Podiatry family. Ready to find out how we can help you get back on your feet and back in the game?