You may do everything right, but sports-related injuries can still happen in spite of your training and preparation. Dr. Jaymes Granata at Battle Born Bone & Joint Center in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV specializes in athletic injuries involving the foot and ankle, including ankle sprains and ligament injuries, and offers advanced treatment options to get you back in the game. Whether you need urgent care or ongoing treatment, call the office or book an appointment online.
There are a variety of sports injuries that can affect your feet or ankles. Some of the more common injuries we see are described below:
Achilles tendonitis is an inflammation of your Achilles tendon, which is responsible for helping you run and jump. While the tendon can withstand a significant amount of stress, it can become inflamed from overuse.
Symptoms of Achilles tendonitis include:
Conservative treatment for Achilles tendonitis may include rest, ice, over-the-counter pain relievers, and physical therapy.
For Achilles tendon ruptures, your options generally include casting or surgery, to encourage the tendon to heal in the appropriate position.
Surgical procedures for Achilles tendon ruptures include:
An ankle sprain is caused by overstretching the ligaments in your ankles. While most ankle sprains may be treated conservatively, you should visit Dr. Granata to appropriately diagnose your injury. He may offer treatments to help improve your healing and prevent further damage.
Symptoms of an ankle sprain include:
Conservative treatment of ankle sprains may include:
If you have ligament injury that’s not responding well to conservative treatment, Dr. Granata may recommend considering surgery.
Surgical procedures for unstable ankle ligament injuries may include: