Many foot and ankle injuries happen in active people, and sports injuries are one of the most common reasons patients come to the office of Dr. Daniel Geller. The talented team, headed by renowned podiatric sports medicine specialist Daniel Geller, DPM, has an outstanding reputation for treating sports injuries in everyone from weekend warriors to elite professional athletes. Comprehensive foot and ankle sports injury care is available in offices in Columbus Circle in New York City and Doylestown, Pennsylvania, so call the nearest location or book your appointment online today.
Sports injuries are connected to sports or other physical activities, but they happen for many different reasons, including:
Some sports injuries may happen quite suddenly and sideline you immediately, but others can creep up slowly and gradually make it harder and harder to function normally.
At the office of Dr. Daniel Geller, a few of the most common sports injuries are:
Achilles tendonitis affects the tendon starting in the back of the lower leg. The condition occurs over time, with consistent wear-and-tear on the tendon, and usually causes pain where the tendon meets the heel.
Plantar fasciitis is sometimes a sports injury but can also occur in people who are inactive. Due to pressure on the plantar fascia ligament on the bottom of the foot, tiny tears develop. This causes inflammation and sharp heel pain.
Plantar fasciitis is common in certain athletes who stress their feet a lot, like distance runners and dancers.
Sprained ankles happen when the ligaments in the ankle are overstretched. Sprains can range from mild to severe, with more severe injuries featuring ligament tears.
Ankle sprains have a high reinjury rate if untreated. Your risk of another sprain roughly doubles in the year after your first sprain, and can lead to ankle instability, in which the ankle repeatedly gives out.
Treatment of your sports injury depends on what part of the foot or ankle is affected, and the severity of the injury. The office of Dr. Daniel Geller offers the spectrum of sports injury treatments for foot and ankle injuries, including:
Most sports injuries respond to a combination of these approaches along with short-term activity modification. In some cases, surgery may be the best approach for sports injuries, particularly if they cause chronic pain. The team has extensive experience with reconstructive surgery to help repair injured bones, ligaments and tendons.
Call the office of Dr. Daniel Geller or book your appointment online for sports injury help today.