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Treatment of Foot and Ankle Sports Injuries

Foot and Ankle Sports Injuries Surgeon in Denver, Colorado

Injuries to the foot and ankle are common during sports and are caused due to various reasons. Dr. Thon provides diagnosis and individualized non-operative and operative treatments for sports injuries in foot and ankle in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Thon also provides highly specialized care during and after the treatment. Contact Dr. Thon’s team for an appointment today!

What are Foot and Ankle Sports Injuries?

Injuries during sports are common. They can result from accidents, inadequate training, improper use of protective devices, or insufficient stretching or warm-up exercises. Injuries to the foot and ankle are common while playing sports such as football, hockey, skating and in weekend athletes. Common sports injuries include sprains and strains, ankle fractures and Achilles tendinitis.

What are the Recommended Treatments for Foot and Ankle Sports Injuries?

The most common treatments recommended for injury to the foot and ankle include:

  • Rest, ice, compression and elevation (RICE)
  • NSAIDs and pain-relieving medications
  • Steroid injections at the location of pain
  • Orthotics
  • Braces, casts or splints to immobilize the injured of the foot/ankle and promote healing
  • Surgery to excise deformities, release or repair damaged tendons and ligaments, and align and fix fractures with pins, screws, and plates
  • Physical therapy to stretch and improve range of motion

How can you Prevent Foot and Ankle Sports Injuries?

Some of the measures that are followed to prevent sports-related injuries include:

  • Follow an exercise program to strengthen the muscles.
  • Gradually increase your exercise level and avoid overdoing the exercise.
  • Ensure that you wear properly-fitted protective gear including comfortable, well-fitting athletic shoes before playing any sports activity, which will help to reduce the chances of injury.
  • Make sure that you follow warm up and cool down exercises before and after a sports activity. Exercises will help to stretch the muscles, increase flexibility and reduce soft tissue injuries.
  • Maintain a healthy diet, which will nourish the muscles.
  • Avoid playing when you are injured or tired. Take a break for some time after playing.
  • Ensure that you are physically fit to play the sport.

If you would like to have additional information on foot and ankle sports injuries or would like to learn more about treatments of the injuries, please contact Dr. Thon, serving the communities of Denver, Colorado.

  • Englewood Office
    499 E Hampden Avenue
    Suite 140
    Englewood, CO 80113
  • Centennial Office
    14100 E Arapahoe Road
    Suite 210
    Centennial, CO 80112
  • Lone Tree Office
    Aspen Building – Sky Ridge Hospital Campus
    10103 RidgeGate Parkway
    Suite 213
    Lone Tree, CO 80124