Sports Injuries

Sports Injuries Injuries to the foot and ankle should be treated by one of our highly trained podiatric doctors as soon as possible. No need to wait in an emergency room, call our office for a priority appointment. On site digital x-rays help the doctors to quickly and properly diagnose the injury and begin the proper treatment.

Until you can be treated by one of our doctors follow the "RICE" regimen. That is Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. Rest the injured foot or ankle. Place an Ice pack on the injured area. Place a wrap on the injured for Compression in keep the swelling down. Keep the injured foot or ankle Elevated. Again immediately call 215-334-9900 for a priority appointment with one of our podiatric doctors for proper care and treatment.

Sprains: Hard sprinting often leads to stretched or torn ligament that may also cause ankle swelling, skin discoloration and pain, much like a fracture.

Fractures: Fractures occur when a bone has been broken sometimes causing swelling, discoloration of the skin, and pain.

Turf Toe: Occurs commonly on the playing field that bears the name of this type of sports injury, artificial turf. It is a painful hyperextension of the big toe joint and while competing on artificial turf is the leading cause of this condition, it can also occur on natural surfaces such as grass.

The information on this site is provided for your assistance only; this site does not provide podiatric advice. You should never diagnose or treat yourself for a podiatric condition based on the information provided herein, and the information is not provided for that purpose. Likewise, you should never determine that treatment is unnecessary based on this information. The information contained herein is not a substitute for podiatric care provided by a licensed podiatric professional. The information provided herein is not podiatric, medical or professional advice. This site does not create a doctor-patient relationship. If you are feeling ill, please call your primary care physician, or other healthcare provider. In the case of an emergency, please go to the nearest hospital.

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