Sports Medicine

New Age Foot & Ankle Surgery -  - Foot and Ankle Surgery

New Age Foot & Ankle Surgery

Foot and Ankle Surgery located in Richmond, VA & Farmville, VA

Your feet and ankles play a key role in many athletic activities, which is why it’s important to seek professional care from a sports medicine physician at the first sign of a problem. The expert team of podiatric sports medicine specialists at New Age Foot & Ankle Surgery provides comprehensive care for foot and ankle injuries at two locations in Richmond and Farmville, Virginia. If you need an experienced sports medicine podiatrist, call the nearest office today or request an appointment online.

Sports Medicine Q&A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine is a health care field that specializes in evaluating and treating sports-related injuries. You can get a sports injury during any type of exercise, but certain activities can increase your chances of injuring your foot and ankle, such as:

  • Running
  • Dancing
  • Soccer
  • Football
  • Basketball

Sports that involve wearing tight-fitting shoes and those that emphasize jumping often have a higher risk of foot and ankle injuries.

The team at New Age Foot & Ankle Surgery provides complete care for all types of sports injuries so you can recover safely and get back to the activities you love. They offer advanced treatments like MLS laser therapy, foot orthotics, and surgical intervention when needed.

They also focus on injury prevention, teaching you how to strengthen vulnerable areas and avoid future injuries.

When should I see a sports medicine physician?

Your feet are the foundation of your body, helping you balance and enabling you to perform everyday activities. Because of this, it’s crucial to call New Age Foot & Ankle Surgery for professional sports medicine care at the first sign that something’s wrong.

Signs of symptoms of foot and ankle injuries vary based on the type and severity but often include pain in the foot, heel, or ankle, as well as difficulty moving or using the joint. Severe injuries, such as foot and ankle fractures, may cause swelling, bruising, and deformity.

What are some foot and ankle injuries that require sports medicine?

Sports-related foot and ankle injuries can result from a wide range of factors, from failing to stretch and warm up properly to wearing the wrong type of shoes. The team at New Age Foot & Ankle Surgery evaluates and treats many common sports injuries, including:

Achilles tendonitis

Achilles tendonitis is tendon inflammation that usually occurs due to overuse. The Achilles tendon attaches your calf muscles to your heel. This large, strong tendon can develop tiny tears from repetitive stress. Without treatment, complications like ruptures, tendinosis, tendinopathy, and bursitis can occur.

Plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a widespread cause of heel pain at the bottom of your foot. Inflammation of the plantar fascia can result from too much stress on the foot.

Stress fractures

Beginning a new activity or increasing your intensity level too quickly, not using the proper equipment or technique, and repetitive stress on the foot and ankle can all cause hairline fractures to occur.

Don’t hesitate to seek treatment for a sports injury, call New Age Foot & Ankle Surgery today or request an appointment online.