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Foot Injuries & Conditions

For essentially every athlete, the foot may be one of the most important parts of the body. Your feet absorb the shock of all your movements, allow you to maintain your balance, and give you the ability to push off and change directions quickly. Unfortunately, this reliance on the feet also means that many athletes experience foot pain at some point in their careers.

At Sports Medicine & Joint Replacement Specialists, we understand the importance of your feet to your game. Our team of foot and ankle specialists has been treating a wide range of foot conditions for a combined 40 years and counting. We’re committed to offering patients the least invasive, most conservative treatments available, including minimally-invasive bunion surgery. When you receive care from Sports Medicine & Joint Replacement Specialists, you’re not just another patient – you’re a member of our family.

Whether you need orthotics or bunion surgery, we’re here to help. If you’re ready to find the ankle pain relief you deserve, don’t wait – schedule an appointment with Sports Medicine & Joint Replacement Specialists today.

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Expert Diagnosis & Treatment of Foot Conditions in Athletes

There are many different types of foot injuries that can occur during sports, and they can often be difficult to diagnose. Many of them are caused by overuse, repetitive motion, or direct trauma to the foot. Common symptoms include pain, swelling, bruising, and difficulty walking.

At Sports Medicine & Joint Replacement Specialists, we diagnose and treat a wide variety of foot conditions in athletes. Some of the most common types of sports foot injuries we see include:

  • Achilles tendinitis: Inflammation of the Achilles tendon, the large tendon at the back of the ankle. This is a common injury in runners and other athletes who put repetitive stress on their feet and ankles.
  • Plantar fasciitis: Inflammation of the plantar fascia, a band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot. Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain.
  • Stress fractures: Small cracks in the bones of the feet, often caused by overuse. Stress fractures are a common injury in runners and other athletes who put repetitive stress on their feet.
  • Ankle sprains: A stretching or tearing of the ligaments that support the ankle. Ankle sprains are a common injury in athletes, especially those who play contact sports.

If you're struggling with chronic foot pain or have suffered a recent foot injury, the experts at Sports Medicine & Joint Replacement Specialists can help. We offer a wide range of treatment options, including physical therapy, orthopedic bracing, and injections. We also offer minimally-invasive surgery for more severe cases. Schedule your first appointment with us today and take your first step toward recovery.

Frequently Asked Questions

When should I see a doctor for my foot pain?

If you're dealing with foot pain, it's important to see a doctor as soon as possible. Many foot injuries can become worse if they aren't treated properly, and some can even lead to long-term problems. The sooner you see a doctor, the sooner you can get started on the road to recovery.

If you're experiencing the following symptoms, it's likely you will need medical intervention from a specialist:

  • Severe pain that doesn't go away with rest or home treatment
  • Swelling, bruising, or redness around the injured area
  • Difficulty putting weight on the injured foot
  • Numbness or tingling in the foot
  • Inability to move the foot normally

Don't wait to get treatment for your foot pain. Schedule an appointment with Sports Medicine & Joint Replacement Specialists today.

What types of athletes usually need bunion correction surgery?

A bunion is a deformity of the big toe joint, and it can be extremely painful. Bunions are caused by a combination of genetics and lifestyle factors, and they usually occur in people who wear tight, narrow shoes. Bunions are also common in athletes, particularly those who participate in high-impact sports.
Bunion correction surgery is a very effective way to treat bunions, and it's often recommended for athletes. The surgery involves correcting the deformity of the big toe joint and realigning the bones in the foot. This can often be done through a minimally-invasive procedure, which means a shorter recovery time.

Do you accept insurance for hammer toe surgery & more?

Yes! Sports Medicine & Joint Replacement Specialists is proud to accept a wide variety of insurances across Western PA, Ohio, and West Virginia for foot surgeries and other treatments for foot pain. For patients in the Pittsburgh area, we accept both Highmark and UPMC. View our Insurance page to see our list of providers, and if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to our knowledgeable and friendly staff.

How can I get started with the best bunion surgeon near me?

The team at Sports Medicine & Joint Replacement Specialists is passionate about making our care as easy to access as possible for all of our future patients. If you’re ready to schedule an appointment, just use our Online Tool to select a time that works best for you.