Sports Injury Treatment Plans
Sports are fun, and good for long-term happiness and health. They are also, unfortunately, prone to causing aches, pains, and injuries. If you’ve been active for more than a few years—whether you played on a high school team or you just like to run—there’s a good chance you’ve already accumulated your fair share of bumps and bruises, and maybe even a more serious injury like an ankle sprain.
The biggest mistake that many athletes make after an injury is to underestimate the severity of the problem and try to “play through the pain,” or return to quickly after getting hurt. We get it. Nobody likes to spend time off the field or away from their teammates—especially high school athletes playing out their last season. Nobody likes to have their routine disrupted. The temptation to press onward is a strong one.
But it’s the wrong one! If you hurt your feet or ankles on the field of play, the smartest decision by far is to visit Family Foot & Ankle Care of Jasper as soon as possible. In the long run, committing fully to treatment and rehabilitation at the earliest possible time will save you a lot of time, money, and pain. It’ll get you back on the field at full strength faster, and better protect you against future injury, too.
Our foot and ankle experts take great pride in offering comprehensive, personalized treatment plans for our sports injury patients. No two injuries are exactly alike, nor are the needs and goals of the injured. We take everything into account when we make our treatment recommendations, so that you can get the treatment you personally need and would benefit from most.
Some injuries really don’t need much more than a few weeks of rest. Others may require you to spend some time wearing a brace, walking boot, or cast so that tissues can heal without interruption. Custom orthotics might be an important part of both treatment and prevention of future injuries, especially if you have any abnormalities in your gait or foot structure. Physical therapy will very likely be a part of any recovery process, but the types of stretches and exercises that will work best can vary depending on many factors.
In other words? If you want a treatment plan that will really work for you, you need a foot specialist who will take the time to examine you carefully, talk with you about your goals and fears, and develop a customized treatment plan tailored to meet your needs. That’s the kind of skilled care and personal attention you’ll find at Family Foot Care of Jasper. To schedule an appointment, call today at (812) 481-7200.