Sports Injuries

Sports Injuries services offered in Scottsdale, AZ

Sports Injuries

Playing sports at any age is a fun way to stay in great physical condition. If you hurt your foot or ankle during sports, you can find the care you need at Ledesma Foot and Ankle. The practice is equipped with advanced technologies to diagnose ligament tears and other sports injuries. Scott Shindler, DPM, Jaminelli Banks, DPM, and Paul Ledesma, DPM, use nonsurgical therapies to heal sports-related trauma and can also perform minimally invasive surgery when needed. Call the Scottsdale, Arizona, office today to request a consultation for sports injuries or book an appointment online for yourself or your child.

Which sports injuries affect the foot and ankle?

Many sports require the heavy use of your feet and ankles. Direct trauma to these areas during sports play can cause painful injuries that reduce the function of your foot or ankle.

You or your child might also experience a sports-related injury from the repetitive use or the overuse of your feet and ankles.

Ledesma Foot and Ankle diagnoses and treats many types of foot and ankle injuries that occur during sports, including:

  • Ankle sprains
  • Stress fractures
  • Joint dislocation
  • Achilles tendon tears

The experienced podiatry team also specializes in managing overuse injuries like turf toe, a condition that describes ligament sprains in the big toe from kicking a football or soccer ball.

When should I seek medical care for sports injuries?

After any type of sports-related injury, it’s always a good idea to seek a medical evaluation even if you aren’t experiencing any serious symptoms. Pain from foot and ankle injuries may not develop immediately and delaying treatment can increase your risk for additional complications.

The Ledesma Foot and Ankle podiatry team also recommends that you schedule an evaluation for yourself or your child if you have persistent foot or ankle pain or symptoms like:

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Tenderness
  • Warmth
  • Redness
  • Loss of range of motion

The podiatrists use X-rays and other advanced imaging technology to identify the cause of your symptoms and assess the severity of your sports injury. Based on your test results, they design a care plan to manage your symptoms and support the healing of your foot or ankle.

How are sports injuries treated?

The Ledesma Foot and Ankle team focuses on nonsurgical strategies to help you heal from a sports injury. The podiatrists offer a range of conservative treatments for adults and kids, including:

  • Medications
  • Steroid injections
  • Shockwave therapy
  • Class IV cold laser therapy
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Stem cell therapy

If you or your child has a fracture or a tissue tear that won’t heal on its own, the providers determine if you’re a candidate for surgery. They offer several minimally invasive surgeries to repair damaged tissues or fractured bones so you can recover fully and return to your favorite sport quickly.

Call Ledesma Foot and Ankle today to schedule a diagnostic evaluation for a sports injury or request an appointment online.