There are very few sports that don’t put a lot of stress on your feet. It really doesn’t matter if you are a professional so much as it matters how your healthy feet relate to your ability to perform. At Central Florida Foot and Ankle Center, our sports medicine services are designed to meet your needs in getting back to playing again at your highest level.
While virtually any injury, disease, or ailment that you can sustain in your feet or ankles is sports-related if it keeps you from being active, some are closely linked to athletics. Among them are blisters and corns, athlete’s foot, achilles tendonitis, heel pain, and ankle sprains. Of course, prevention is always preferable to treatment. Our Winston sports medicine will help you to avoid future problems by suggesting the right footwear. The roomier, more supportive, and cushioned they are, the less pressure your feet have to deal with. And it’s always essential to wear shoes that are designed specifically for the types of movements that are related to what you do. That could mean running straight ahead, or a lot of lateral moves or pivoting. To avoid fungal infections, like athlete’s foot, keep your feet dry, practice good hygiene, and make sure that you have on shower shoes or other protective footwear when in communal showers or locker rooms. It’s surprising how many times our Winston sports medicine will consist of simple, but highly effective, methods like orthotics (padded shoe inserts) or plain rest. Other times, medication, injections, exercises, physical therapy, or even surgery might be the most appropriate approach.
You can depend on our Winston sports medicine for the expert care you require. It’s our job relieve your pain and other symptoms, and we take it seriously. Contact our office to arrange a prompt and convenient appointment.