When you live in California, you don’t want to sit on the sidelines while you wait to recover from a sports injury. At Podiatry Hotline Foot & Ankle., Thomas Rambacher, DPM, offers the Mission Viejo community the most advanced podiatric sports medicine treatments available, so you can resume your active lifestyle as quickly as possible. If you need specialized sports medicine treatment to heal your feet and protect them from future injury, call Podiatry Hotline Foot & Ankle, or schedule an appointment online.
Podiatric sports medicine is a specialized area of podiatry dedicated to both preventing and managing lower body injuries associated with exercise or sports.
Active lifestyles can quickly lead to foot and ankle injury or strain. Sports injuries often affect the tendons, ligaments, or muscles that connect your joints and bones. When sports injuries occur in the feet and ankles, they’re usually due to:
You can also sustain a sports injury to your feet or ankles by wearing footwear that doesn’t support your foot or is inappropriate for a specific activity.
Sports injuries are either caused by repetitive stress or traumas that occur during high-impact sports. Common foot and ankle sports injuries include:
Dr. Rambacher leverages his extensive sports medicine training to provide advanced treatments that reduce your downtime and restore your active lifestyle as quickly as possible.
During your appointment, he reviews your symptoms and examines your foot or ankle injury. To isolate the source of your pain, he may recommend digital X-ray imaging to evaluate the injury and aid in diagnosis.
For mild sports injuries, Dr. Rambacher recommends the PRICE approach:
In combination with over-the-counter pain relievers, the PRICE approach can ease your pain, inflammation, and swelling.
Dr. Rambacher also offers sports medicine treatments, such as:
Dr. Rambacher is a Fellow of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. Don’t wait another minute to get back in the game. Call Podiatry Hotline Inc., or schedule a sports medicine appointment online today.