Sports Injuries

Don’t ignore a sports injury. Our team of podiatrists can help.

While ankle sprains are the most common sports injuries that our Prescott, AZ, podiatrists Dr. Todd Cox and Dr. Blake Peterson treat, we are also able to handle all foot and ankle injuries. It’s incredibly important that you don’t leave any sports injuries untreated, as this can lead to long-term problems, especially for athletes. Here are the most common sports injuries and how to best handle them,

Heel Pain

The two sports-related injuries that can lead to heel and arch pain are Achilles tendinitis and plantar fasciitis. Both overuse injuries usually occur over time. Certain movements and activities such as running can lead to inflammation and microtears in the tissue of the foot, which result in Achilles tendinitis and plantar fasciitis. You should see our Prescott, AZ, podiatrist for your heel pain if,

Ankle Sprains

As we mentioned, ankle sprains are one of the most common sports injuries that we treat here at our Prescott, AZ, practice. It’s incredibly important that you rest as much as possible and avoid any activities that could aggravate your ankle. While minor ankle sprains may heal on their own it’s important to see a doctor if,

Neuroma

If you notice numbness or tingling in your foot and you’re healthy and physically active then you could be dealing with a neuroma or pinched nerve in the foot. A neuroma often causes pain in between the toes and may develop as a result of repeated stress, trauma to the foot, or wearing poorly fitted shoes.

Inflammation in the foot due to these issues can result in the development of a neuroma. If you suspect that you might have a neuroma you must see a podiatrist for treatment, as not treating the neuroma could lead to permanent nerve damage in the feet.

If you are dealing with sports injuries here in Prescott, AZ, that are affecting your mobility and day-to-day routine, then it’s a good time to turn to our podiatrists at Yavapai Foot and Ankle. Call us today at (928) 445-4898.

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