Sports Medicine Specialist

Metropolitan Foot and Ankle Specialists

Podiatrists located in Aurora, CO

Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or a fitness enthusiast, being active can take a toll on your feet and ankles. If you’ve suffered a fracture, sprain, or strain, visit Metropolitan Foot and Ankle Specialists in Aurora, Colorado. With comprehensive medical and surgical care for a wide range of injuries and conditions, you’ll find a caring and dedicated staff who can help you get back into your game as soon as possible. Call today to schedule a consultation or book online.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine?

The injuries and trauma associated with sports create unique problems that need specialized care. Sports medicine is one of the services offered by Metropolitan Foot and Ankle Specialists. It focuses on helping athletes and active adults recover from sports-related injuries.

The practice offers state-of-the-art equipment like X-rays, therapeutic ultrasounds, digital custom orthotics, as well as reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, to ensure your healing process is fast and effective.

The physicians at Metropolitan Foot and Ankle Specialists are board-certified and highly skilled in working with professional and amateur athletes of all ages.

What are some common sports medicine injuries?

Athletes are prone to injuries given the amount of time they spend moving their bodies. Some of the most common injuries that physicians treat at Metropolitan Foot and Ankle Specialists are:

  • Ankle sprains: very common and can cause ankle instability and repeat injuries if not treated
  • Achilles tendon problems: inflammation or tearing of the tendon that runs down the back of your lower leg
  • Heel pain: can result from stress fractures, plantar fasciitis, or nerve injuries
  • Fractures: an incomplete break in the bone, often caused by repetitive motions

    Another common sports injury is Morton’s neuroma, a condition that causes thickening of nerve tissue in your foot. This condition often occurs among runners and athletes who play court sports.

    How soon can I return to my sport?

    One of the most concerning questions about sports injuries is how soon an athlete can return to their chosen sports.

    In some cases, a minor sprain or strain only takes a couple of weeks to heal. Major fractures or injuries that require surgery could keep you out of your game for several months.

    At Metropolitan Foot and Ankle Specialists, your physician will advise you about your specific treatment plan, including how long of a recovery time to expect.

    What are the benefits of sports medicine?

    Athletes must take exceptional care of their bodies to excel at their sport and stay in the game for the long run. Unlike a regular physician, a sports medicine doctor is more highly skilled in treating athletic-related injuries and conditions. With a sports medicine physician on your side, you can receive the best possible treatment and be back in your game as soon as it’s safe.

    For a personalized consultation with a sports medicine specialist, contact Metropolitan Foot and Ankle Specialists by calling or scheduling an appointment online.