The Foot and Ankle Sports Institute
Foot and Ankle Surgeon & Sports Medicine Specialist serving North Hollywood, Burbank, Glendale, and surrounding Los Angeles, CA areas
Whether you’re a professional athlete, you exercise regularly, or you play sports for fun, the demands placed on your feet and lower limbs can lead to a range of injuries. If you have foot, ankle, or lower leg pain, and are in the North Hollywood, Burbank, Glendale, Agoura Hills, and surrounding Los Angeles, CA areas contact the offices of The Foot and Ankle Sports Institute. The practice offers the most up-to-date sports injury treatments, including regenerative medicine, so you can get back to your training routine as quickly as possible. Call the office to schedule an appointment or request one online today.
Sports Medicine Q & A
What is sports medicine?
Many sports are hard on your feet because of quick and repetitive movements, as well as constricting footwear. Sports medicine is a specialized branch of podiatry that involves both treating and preventing injuries and chronic conditions that athletes face regularly.
Without proper treatment, sports injuries can progress, recur, or lead to more severe injuries later on. The focus of sports medicine is to help you heal while getting you started on cross-training options to help you continue to train during your recovery.
Throughout your sports medicine treatment plan, you should gain strength and flexibility, which can lower your risk of further injuries.
When should I see a foot and ankle surgeon for sports medicine care?
Dr. Randall may encourage you to come to the clinic for an evaluation if you’re new to a sport, exercise routine, or training regimen. She can counsel you about proper training techniques to minimize injuries.
If you’re already involved in a sports routine, it’s important to have a podiatric exam if you experience any kind of foot, ankle, or lower leg pain, injuries, or wounds. Dr. Randall regularly treats common sports injuries, including:
- Achilles tendinitis
- Plantar fasciitis
- Stress fractures
- Ankle sprains
- Shin splints
- Turf toe
Dr. Randall also provides comprehensive treatment plans for skin and nail issues that are common among athletes. She can help with fungal nail infections, athlete’s foot, ingrown toenails, and more.
What can I expect from sports medicine treatment?
Dr. Randall is an expert in the latest advancements in sports medicine solutions. She spends time talking with you about your training regimen, as well as any symptoms you may have.
After gathering any essential ultrasound or X-ray images, Dr. Randall educates you about which sports medicine treatments you may need. Your treatment plan may include:
- Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE)
- Immobilization with a cast, brace, or splint
- Extracorporeal shockwave therapy
- Anti-inflammatory medications
- Corticosteroid injections
- Physical therapy
- Sports orthotics
You can even undergo regenerative sports medicine treatments at the offices of Dr. Martina Randall. She offers advanced stem cell therapy injections to promote healing and minimize inflammation so you can recover more quickly.*
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an innovative treatment option that uses a solution created from a small volume of your own blood. When injected into an injured area, PRP goes to work promoting new tissue growth while reducing inflammation.
Custom orthotic insoles are also available from the practice. These devices are worn in your shoes to change the support and pressure placed on your feet, and they can do wonders for reducing foot pain and preventing future injury.
To discover more about the sports medicine services available at the offices of Dr. Martina Randall, call the office or request an appointment online today.
* Individual results may vary.