Sports Injuries Specialists

Bay Area Foot Care -  - Podiatry

Bay Area Foot Care

Podiatry & Foot and Ankle Surgery located in San Francisco, San Rafael, Castro Valley, Pleasanton, Oakland, Walnut Creek & San Leandro, CA

When injured after a workout, game, or another athletic event, visit Bay Area Foot Care for expert podiatric care. The team of podiatrists offers treatments for all types of sports injuries to get you back in the game. Bay Area Foot Care has locations in San Rafael, Castro Valley, Pleasanton, Oakland, Walnut Creek, and San Leandro, California, as well as in the neighborhoods of Lower Pacific Heights, Inner Richmond, NoPa, and the Mission District in San Francisco. To book a visit for an exam and treatment, call the office nearest you or use the online scheduling tool today.

Sports Injuries Q & A

When Should I See a Podiatrist for a Sports Injury?

Podiatrists have training in the examination, diagnosis, and treatment of conditions that affect the lower leg, ankle, and foot. 

Bay Area Foot Care podiatrists have advanced training in the care of sports injuries. Some of the most common reasons to see a podiatrist after a sports injury are:

  • Moderate or severe bruising
  • Weakness in the leg or foot
  • Pain or difficulty bearing weight
  • Feeling like your leg, ankle, or foot may give out
  • Foot and ankle fractures
  • Swelling
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Heel pain

 

Your podiatrist can help you determine the best shoes for your sport of choice in order to reduce your risk of injury, too.

What Types of Sports Injuries Do Podiatrists Treat?

Bay Area Foot Care treats any injury of the lower leg, ankle, or foot, including:

  • Foot and ankle fractures
  • Ankle sprains, including high ankle sprains
  • Muscle strains
  • Tendonitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendon problems
  • Leg cramps
  • Shin splints

 

Bay Area Foot Care handles mild to severe injuries and can provide fast and effective treatment to help you get out of pain and heal as quickly as possible.

How are Sports Injuries Diagnosed?

Podiatrists perform a variety of orthopedic tests and assessments to diagnose sports injuries. Bay Area Foot Care has digital X-rays available on-site and can refer you for additional imaging — like an MRI — if needed. 

Exams are thorough and efficient, so you can get an accurate diagnosis and proper treatment as soon as possible.

What is the Treatment for Sports Injuries?

Since the severity of sports injuries varies widely, Bay Area Foot Care works with you to determine the best course of treatment based on your symptoms, diagnosis, and goals for returning to play. 

Treatment at Bay Area Foot Care is thorough and incorporates a mix of passive therapies — like ice, heat, shockwave therapy, MLS Laser Therapy, and taping — along with active rehab and physical therapy to speed up your healing.

For fractures and other serious injuries, Bay Area Foot Care provides treatment to repair the damage before rehabbing your muscles and joints in order to help you get back to the gym or on the field. 

You also receive help to identify and improve areas of weakness that may have contributed to your injury in order to prevent future pain.

Get treatment for your sports injury at Bay Area Foot Care now by calling or booking online.