Dr. Harrison of the Foot and Ankle Institute of Maryland specializes in sports injuries, offering effective care for even the most complex problems. We welcome patients from Glen Burnie, Annapolis, Baltimore, and the surrounding areas of Maryland.
What Are Common Foot and Ankle Sports Injuries?
Ankle Sprain – An ankle sprain is one of the most common sports injuries, which occurs when the ligaments surrounding the ankle are suddenly stretched or torn. This typically happens when you land on the foot wrong, twisting or rolling your ankle.
Shin Splints – Shin splints occur when muscle and tissue that surrounds the shins become swollen and inflamed, causing pain anywhere between the knees and ankles. These are often the source of repeated stress on the shins.
Stress Fracture – A stress fracture is a small crack or bruise in the bone, which typically develops from overuse. These injuries are common in individuals who do a lot of running or are just starting to get into sports.
Toe Sprain or Dislocation – Toe sprains and dislocations are common injuries that occur due to damage to the ligaments surrounding the toe joint.
Achilles Tendonitis – Achilles tendonitis is the inflammation of the Achilles tendon, causing pain along the back of the leg near the heel. It is most common in people who do a lot of running.
What Are Common Heel Sports Injuries?
Sever’s Disease – Common in active children, Sever’s Disease is inflammation of the growth plate in the heel, leading to pain in that area. The condition is caused by repetitive stress to the heel.
Plantar Fasciitis – Plantar fasciitis is the stretching and tearing of the tissue that connects your heel to your toes, typically resulting from overuse.
Heel Bone Stress Fracture – A stress fracture can occur in the heel just like other bones, due to a break in the bone from repeated activity or injury.
What is the Cost of Sports Injury Treatment?
The cost of your sports injury treatment at the Foot and Ankle Institute of Maryland will vary depending on the extent of treatment necessary to provide you with optimal results. The best way to determine the cost of your treatment is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Harrison, our lead podiatrist. We also accept insurance and financing options to make our treatments more affordable.
How Are Sports Injuries Treated?
Your sports injury treatment will depend on the location and severity of your injury. During your consultation, Dr. Harrison will assess your injury to determine the best treatment plan. For minor injuries, we may recommend ice therapy, pain cream, steroid injections, anti-inflammatories, or the use of a brace. For more severe injuries, it may be necessary to wear an offloading boot or undergo PRP injections to kick-start the healing process and provide early relief and improvements in range of motion. Smart laser therapy can also help reduce pain and swelling while stimulating blood flow.
If you are suffering from a sports injury, contact us today to schedule your initial consultation at the Foot and Ankle Institute of Maryland. Our caring staff facilitates a welcoming and loving environment for our patients in Annapolis, Baltimore, Columbia, and the neighboring communities of Maryland.