Sports Medicine Specialist

Family Foot & Ankle Specialists

Podiatrists & Foot & Ankle Surgeons located in Greenville, TX & Rockwall, TX

Whether you work out just on the weekends or train regularly for competitive activities, sports medicine management helps you perform at your peak. With a team of sports medicine providers available at Family Foot & Ankle Specialists, including Steven Brancheau, DPM; Paul Brancheau, DPM; and Ryan Pinedo, DPM, you can undergo preventive and treatment solutions in Greenville and Rockwall, Texas. You can click on the online scheduling feature or you can call either office directly to book a sports medicine exam.

Sports Medicine Q & A

Which sports medicine issues does a podiatrist treat?

Podiatrists can diagnose and treat any ailment that affects your lower extremities, particularly your feet and ankles. Some of the most common sports-related issues that warrant a trip to the podiatrist include:

  • Turf toe 
  • Shin splints
  • Ankle sprain
  • Stress fractures 
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Plantar fasciitis 

Podiatrists also help with plantar warts, athlete’s foot, ingrown toenails, and other skin and nail issues that commonly affect athletes.

How does a podiatrist diagnose sports medicine injuries?

Family Foot & Ankle Specialists is home to modern, up-to-date diagnostic equipment, so your podiatrist can gather images and get to the root of your sports injury quickly. 

To help diagnose your injury or other sports-related condition, your podiatrist may:

  • Check your joint range of motion
  • Evaluate wounds, rashes, or warts
  • Manipulate your foot or ankle to check for limitations

Your podiatrist also needs to know all about your symptoms, as well as what happened when the injury or flare-up first began. In most cases, your podiatrist can diagnose you on the spot so you can get started on sports medicine treatment quickly. 

Which sports medicine treatments does a podiatrist offer?

Family Foot & Ankle Specialists provides the most innovative sports medicine treatments available. Your dedicated podiatrist customizes a sports medicine treatment package designed to alleviate pain, promote healing, and rebuild strength and flexibility. 

Some of the most common sports medicine treatments podiatrists offer include:

  • Personalized stretching and range of motion exercises
  • Prescription ointments for fungal infections or warts
  • Immobilization with a boot, cast, or brace
  • Night splints or custom orthotics 
  • Pain-relieving medications
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Injection therapy

The team at Family Foot & Ankle Specialists also provides full-service trauma care and has access to local hospitals. If you suffered from a severe fracture or ligament rupture, for instance, the skilled podiatrists can help. 

Throughout your sports medicine care, you may learn cross-training exercises to help you stay in shape. As you heal, your podiatrist incorporates different exercises into your routine to help you gradually get back to your normal routine. The goal is to get you back into your sport without having any limitations. 

Family Foot & Ankle Specialists provides comprehensive sports medicine services. Find out more information by booking an exam online or over the phone with the clinic nearest you.