Rogers Foot & Ankle Institute

Sports Injuries

Sports Injuries

Sports Injuries services offered in American Fork and Saratoga Springs, UT

Sports are a beneficial way for adults and kids to stay fit. Even when you take precautions, sports can still increase your risk for acute and chronic injuries that take you out of the game. The skilled podiatry team at Rogers Foot & Ankle Institute offers diagnostic testing and customized treatment services for sprains, strains, and other sports-related foot and ankle injuries. They focus on evidence-based treatments to support your recovery and ensure you can return to the sport you love. Call the American Fork or Saratoga Springs, Utah, office to schedule sports injuries or book an appointment online today. 

What are common sports injuries?

Athletes at all levels who play sports are at a higher risk for certain types of musculoskeletal injuries. These injuries can result from direct trauma to your bones and soft tissues or the repetitive movements some sports require.

Common sports injuries in kids and adults include:

  • Muscle sprains
  • Ligament strains
  • Stress fractures
  • Dislocations

You may also be susceptible to inflammatory conditions like tendonitis and bursitis in your feet and ankles due to high-impact sports like basketball and soccer.

Rogers Foot & Ankle Institute offers comprehensive care for sports injuries in adults and children. The podiatry team uses advanced imaging technologies to identify sports-related soft tissue and bone damage and designs a treatment plan to support your recovery.

When is the best time to seek medical care for sports injuries?

Even minor injuries on the field can lead to complicated injuries. If you have swelling or pain that does not improve with rest and over-the-counter medications, you should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Rogers Foot & Ankle Institute.

Other symptoms of a sports injury that require medical attention include:

  • Tenderness
  • Ankle instability
  • Skin discoloration
  • Loss of range of motion
  • Inability to bear weight on feet or ankles

The team completes a physical exam and may order X-rays or other imaging tests to evaluate soft tissues and bones of your feet and ankles.

How are sports injuries treated?

Your treatment plan for sports injuries depends on your injury and the severity of your symptoms. Rogers Foot & Ankle Institute features a range of evidence-based treatments, including:

  • Bracing
  • Pain relievers
  • Anti-inflammatories
  • Steroid injections
  • Custom orthotics

The team may refer you for physical therapy to strengthen the muscles that support your feet and ankles. Therapy can also teach proper warm-up techniques to protect you from further injury before playing sports.

If nonsurgical therapies don’t work or you have a soft tissue tear or bone fracture, you might be a candidate for surgery. The providers use minimally invasive techniques to restore the function of your foot or ankle, so you can safely get back to your favorite sport.

Call the Rogers Foot & Ankle Institute office near you to schedule an evaluation for sports injuries or book an appointment online today.