Sports Injuries

Wound Care, Sports Medicine, Diabetic Wound Care Specialist & Certified Lymphedema Specialist located in Apple Valley, San Bernardino and Indio, CA

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Sports Injuries services offered in Apple Valley, San Bernardino and Indio, CA

If you run, play competitive sports, or enjoy working out, you’re more likely to experience sports injuries. At High Desert Limb Salvage Institute in San Bernardino, Indio, and Apple Valley, California, wound care specialist Norris Morrison, DPM, offers same-day treatment for sports injuries, including bone spurs, stress fractures, and plantar fasciitis. Call High Desert Limb Salvage Institute and make an appointment or book online today. 

What are sports injuries?

Sports injuries occur during physical activities, like running or working out. Most sports injuries are acute, meaning they happen suddenly because of trauma; others are chronic and develop slowly over an extended period.

If you lead a physically active lifestyle, and you suffer an injury that results in foot or ankle pain, and/or mobility issues, seek treatment right away.

What are some common sports injuries?

At High Desert Limb Salvage Institute, the team treats various sports injuries, including:

  • Sprains
  • Muscle strains
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Achilles tendon tears and ruptures
  • Stress fractures
  • Ankle fractures
  • Bone spurs
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Morton’s neuroma

You might also benefit from treatment at High Desert Limb Salvage Institute if you twist or roll your ankle and dislocate the joint.

When should I seek treatment for sports injuries?

Make an appointment at High Desert Limb Salvage Institute if you suffer a foot or ankle injury while exercising and it results in immediate pain, redness, swelling, or bruising. That’s especially true if you’re unable to place weight on the affected limb or perform other routine tasks.

How are sports injuries diagnosed?

To diagnose sports injuries, your High Desert Limb Salvage Institute provider reviews your medical records and asks about your injury, including what you were doing when it occurred, what it feels like, and if the pain extends to other parts of your body.

Next, your provider completes a podiatry exam. They check your foot and ankle for redness, bruising, or swelling, and assess how well the injured area moves. They might also order diagnostic imaging, such as X-rays or an MRI, to get a closer look at your bones, joints, and the surrounding soft tissues.

How are sports injuries treated?

Treatment of sports injuries depends on various factors, including your age, the severity of the injury, and the symptoms you’re experiencing. High Desert Limb Salvage Institute recommends holistic and conservative treatments whenever possible, including:

  • Rest, ice, and elevation
  • Immobilization with a cast or a splint
  • Injections to prevent swelling and pain
  • Prescription anti-inflammatory medication
  • Physical therapy
  • Activity modification
  • At-home stretches

If your injury doesn’t improve or the symptoms affect your quality of life, surgery might be necessary.

To learn more about the treatment of sports injuries, call High Desert Limb Salvage Institute and make an appointment or book online today.