Sports Injury Treatment in Wilmette, IL
If you’re someone who exercises regularly and is active in certain sports, it’s always important that you take precautions so that you can avoid injury. There are certain foot and ankle injuries that can occur when you play certain sports or are incredibly active every day. You should be aware of the common injuries that can occur and how your podiatrist in Wilmette, IL can help treat your sports injuries so that you can go back to your favorite activities in no time at all.
Here are only some of the common sports-related ailments we treat:
- Corns and calluses
- Heel spurs
- Achilles tendonitis
- Plantar fasciitis
- Sprains, tears, and fractures
- Ingrown toenails
- Injuries from overuse
All of these injuries can be painful, and each has a different impact on your life. Some may prevent you from just enjoying your daily life and some may just cause minor irritation that could go away quickly. Either way, it’s important to discuss these injuries with your podiatrist so that you can get the treatment you need to make sure your injury heals quickly and doesn’t develop into something more severe.
Sports Injury Treatment Options
The treatment and prevention plans we create are individualized and vary from patient to patient depending on medical history, current injury and level of activity. Some treatments are on the more conservative side and can be performed by the patient in the comfort of their own home. These types of treatments include icing, elevation, rest and taking over-the-counter anti-inflammatories (e.g. ibuprofen) to help reduce symptoms. When you come into our office, we will tailor your therapy and treatment based on your goals and physical condition.
You may need to rest for some time and your podiatrist will create a treatment plan that works for your specific needs and gets you back on your feet in no time!