If you play sports, chances are you know someone who hurt their ankle or foot during a game, match or practice. Depending on the severity of the injury, it can take weeks, months or longer to heal. We hope this never happens to you, but if it does, the podiatrist and staff of Twin Rivers Podiatry Easton are ready to aid your recovery from sports injuries.
Foot And Ankle Sports Injuries
If you injury your foot or ankle don’t delay getting a diagnosis and treatment. When you hurt yourself playing sports or via normal wear and tear, the pain starts gradually but can quickly escalate to disruptive levels. Having a doctor who understands sports injuries helps you recover faster.
Dr. Kaplan of Twin Rivers Podiatry Easton treats common sports injuries of the foot and ankle, including:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Ankle Sprains
- Stress Fractures
- Arthritic Problems
Dr. Kaplan has treated athletes at all levels of fitness, even Olympic medalists, and he is ready to help you regain mobility again.
Twin Rivers Podiatry Easton Treats Sports Injuries
The most common treatment involves exercises designed to restore your range of motion and get back your muscle strength. We also use gait mechanics to determine the best course of treatment. If needed, pain relief medication and surgery are further options to explore. A gradual return to physical activity means that you rest from all sports exercises to avoid exacerbating the injury. Make sure you’ve completely healed and have a green light from the podiatrist to avoid long-term issues.
Dr. Robert Kaplan at Twin Rivers Podiatry Easton has served Easton and the Lehigh Valley area for 30 years. Put this experience to work for you and take the first steps toward total healing. Use our online form or call (610) 253-2251 to make an appointment at our office at 1901 Hay Terrace, Suite 7, in Easton, PA.
Common sports related injuries of the foot and ankle include plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis, ankle spains, stress fractures, hallux limitus, arthritic problems, metatarsalgia and peroneal and posterior tendonitis. Dr. Kaplan specializes in treating foot and ankle athletic injuries. He has treated athletes at every level including olympic medalists. If you are suffering from an athletic injury, give our office a call.