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Sports Medicine And Work Injuries

David F. Corcoran, DPM -  - Podiatrist

Acclaim Foot and Ankle Center

David F. Corcoran, DPM

Podiatrist located in Phoenix, AZ & Scottsdale, AZ

Accidents happen, but that doesn’t mean you should miss work or sit on the sidelines. At Acclaim Foot & Ankle Center, Dr. David F. Corcoran, DPM, offers sports medicine and work injury treatment for patients who have problems related to the feet and legs. Serving patients in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona, Dr. Corcoran is an experienced podiatrist who provides attentive, straightforward care in a comfortable setting. Call the office today to get started or book a consultation with the easy, online scheduling tool.

Sports Medicine and Work Injuries Q & A

What are common sports and work injuries?

Whether it’s a game-related fall or a work accident, these types of injuries can prevent you from doing your job or participating in your favorite activities. Injuries to the feet and ankles are common, especially if you play a sport or work in an environment where there is a lot of standing, pivoting, jumping, or other jarring motions required.

Some of the most common sports and work injuries are:

  • Ankle problems: sprains, strains, and fractures
  • Back pain: from muscle strains or disc herniations
  • Shin splints: often from overuse or overtraining
  • Knee injuries: like torn ACL or arthritis

An injury can come on suddenly due to an acute impact or accident. However, oftentimes, a sports or work injury simply develops over time because of repetitive motion or stress to a particular body part.

What are the symptoms of a sports or work injury?

Injuries in the feet and ankles tend to produce symptoms that may include:

  • Swelling and inflammation
  • Inability to put weight on your foot
  • Redness or changes in the color of your skin
  • Pain during activity
  • Limited range of motion

Injuries of the feet and ankles might also cause pain and discomfort in other areas of the body, especially the calves or shins.

How does sports medicine help?

While home remedies can sometimes heal a sports or work injury, it’s best to have your symptoms assessed by a qualified podiatrist like Dr. Corcoran. As a specialist in the health of the feet and ankles, Dr. Corcoran can ensure that your treatment is focused on fast results and long-term mobility, not just symptom relief.

What treatments are offered for sports medicine or work injuries?

Your treatment plan is customized to meet your needs. Depending on the severity of your symptoms and the type of injury, Dr. Corcoran might suggest:

  • Topical or oral anti-inflammatory medications
  • Immobilization with pneumatic boot
  • Surgery, if necessary

With the right care and a personalized treatment plan, Dr. Corcoran can help you get back to work or your favorite sport in the least amount of time possible. Call today to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online to get started.