Sports injuries in the feet and ankles are common among the active population in Colorado. Most are related to biomechanical issues, overtraining or inadequate shoewear. The physicians at Colorado Podiatry Consultants are well versed in treating these issues. Being that both doctors are athletes themselves, they have dealt with some of these problems in their own feet. So they can truly relate to what many of their patients are going through. Our comprehensive approaches will get you back to your preferred activities in the shortest amount of time.
Top 4 Sports injuries in our office:
- Plantar Fasciitis: click here to see description
- Metatarsalgia: this involves pain at the ball of the foot caused by inflammation of the periosteal tissue surrounding the metatarsal bones. It is often caused by abnormal foot mechanics that lead to uneven weight distribution across the metatarsals. It is also often associated with overtraining or high impact activities. Metatarsalgia can lead to stress fractures in some cases. Treatment often involves the use of specially modified custom orthotics, ice and anti-inflammatory medication.
- Achilles Tendonitis/Tenosynovitis: this condition is the inflammation of the Achilles tendon, its sheath (the paratenon) or its insertion at the back of the heel bone (calcaneus). Causal factors include: overtraining, inflexibility, rapid increase in training volume from relative inactivity, congenitally shortened tendon. Treatment involves taping, heel lifts, orthotics, night splints, ice and anti-inflammatory medication.
- Shin splints/ Tibial stress syndrome: this condition is related to inflammation of the deep fascial tissue that bundles the leg muscles into compartments on the front of the leg. It is often caused by overtraining, overpronation, rapid increase in training volume or high impact activities on hard surfaces. Treatment involves orthotics, taping, ice and anti-inflammatory medication.