Sports Injury Relief
Sports injuries deserve a visit to Oregon Institute of Foot Care. Sports injuries can interfere with your ability to do the activities you love, making simple tasks such as standing or walking uncomfortable or impossible.
A visit to Oregon Institute of Foot Care can help you resolve your sports injury before it becomes chronic and debilitating.
Causes and Treatments of Sports Injuries
Achilles tendonitis is a common overuse sports injury. Pain can be anywhere from the back of the heel all the way up the back of the lower leg. Dr. Manson often uses diagnostic ultrasound to rule out a tear of the achilles tendon. It is usually treated with immobilization, rest, ice, anti-inflammatory medication, and in some cases physical therapy.
Ankle sprains are a common sports injury, but can also occur during your normal life. Chronic ankle sprains can lead to ankle instability and ankle weakness. Diagnosis typically involves a physical exam, X-rays, and diagnostic ultrasound. Treatment of ankle sprains can involve immobilization, icing, rest, anti-inflammatory medications, steroid injections, and physical therapy.
Shin splints can occur on the front of the lower leg and back of the lower leg. It is a wear and tear type injury that usually occurs in very active people or with a recent increase in activity level. The muscle gets inflamed where it attaches to the bone on the lower leg causing pain. Treatment often involves immobilization, icing, rest, anti-inflammatory medications, custom orthotics, and physical therapy.
Turf toe results from bending the big toe up too far and usually occurs playing sports on an artificial grass field. Turf toe can often be treated conservatively with immobilization and rest. Rarely, surgical correction is required.
Stress fractures are another overuse injury and a common sports injury. It usually occurs with an increase in activity or intensity level, or a change in sport or activity. A stress fracture is an incomplete fracture and often can’t be seen on X-rays for a few weeks, once healing has started. Treatment often involves immobilization, icing, rest, anti-inflammatory medications, and custom orthotics.
Toes and Nails
Plantar Fasciitis Surgery
At Oregon Institute of Foot Care, we care about healthy, happy, beautiful feet. We strive to provide personalized foot care and achieve the outcomes, both functionally and cosmetically, that our patients desire. What sets OIFC apart is our dedication to providing the highest quality care available, utilizing the latest medical techniques and technologies, educating patients to make well-informed health care decisions, and restoring foot and ankle function as quickly and beautifully as possible. Our mission is to give you healthy, happy, beautiful feet.