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Sports Injuries Specialist

Ambulatory Foot & Ankle Clinic -  - Podiatrist

Ambulatory Foot & Ankle Clinic

Podiatrists & Foot and Ankle Surgeons located in Thayne, WY & Pocatello, ID

At Ambulatory Foot & Ankle Clinic, Adam Matthews, DPM, Karson Howard, DPM, and their team provide a wide range of expert care for sports-related foot and ankle injuries. If you have a sports injury, make an appointment at one of the offices in Thayne or Jackson, Wyoming, or Pocatello, Soda Springs, Montpelier, or Idaho Falls, Idaho. Call or schedule your visit online today.

Sports Injuries Q&A

What are sports injuries?

Your feet and ankles take on a lot of pressure just with the simple routine of everyday walking and standing. However, when you add movements, speed, and intense activity on hard surfaces, you can experience injuries fairly easily.

The most common sports injuries you can encounter include:

  • Ankle sprains 
  • Ankle fractures
  • Stress fractures
  • Broken bones
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Peroneal tendonitis
  • Heel spurs
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Contusions
  • Shin splints
  • Neuroma

Most foot and ankle injuries develop from overuse or continued stress without using proper equipment, or having a lack of training or conditioning. 

Athletes can also be prone to developing ingrown toenails, toenail fungus, and athlete’s foot.

When should you see a podiatrist for sports injuries?

The podiatrists at Ambulatory Foot & Ankle Clinic encourage you to come in if you experience a poor landing after a jump, a fall, someone landing on your foot, or any kind of similar sports-related injury.

They can provide a comprehensive evaluation for you, especially if you have symptoms that include:

  • Inflammation, soreness, or tenderness
  • Inability to put pressure on your foot or ankle
  • Lack of flexibility in your foot movement
  • Open wounds
  • Deformity
  • Toenail discoloration

Don’t dismiss the nature or severity of your symptoms. You don’t want them to progress into issues that can become more complicated. 

How are sports injuries treated?

Whether you’ve had multiple sprains or fractures, or if this is your first injury or condition that needs treatment, the expert podiatrists at Ambulatory Foot & Ankle Clinic are Level 1 trauma-trained professionals. They have the expertise to manage any medical need and can treat your condition conservatively or surgically.

Your treatment depends on the type and severity of your injury. Examples of treatment include:

  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Immobilizing your foot with a cast or boot
  • Shockwave therapy
  • Rest, ice, compression, elevation (RICE)
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Physical therapy

You may need surgical repair for injuries like a complex fracture. You can expect to modify your activity for a while to give your foot time to rest and heal.

The podiatrists at Ambulatory Foot & Ankle Clinic can help you heal so you can get back on your feet again without pain. Schedule your appointment by phone or use the online booking feature today.