Sports Medicine in Mechanicsburg, PA
When we play sports like soccer, football, basketball, or track, our feet and ankles often bear the brunt of the impact. The physical activity is great for our cardiovascular health and strength but may take a toll on joints, tendons, and more. At Foot and Ankle Specialists of Central PA, Mechanicsburg-area patients find expert sports medicine care to diagnose and treat conditions and injuries that are commonly experienced by athletes at every level.
Our Sports Medicine Services
At Foot and Ankle Specialists of Central PA, our team of licensed professionals treats countless athletes each year. While we address many sports-related injuries and conditions, our most common treatments and services include:
Foot and Ankle Sprains and Strains
Whether a running injury or another sprain or strain brings you into our office, our team can relieve discomfort and improve mobility. We offer several advanced treatment options, including MLS laser therapy, which uses wavelengths of infrared light to reduce inflammation and alleviate pain.
The human foot is made up of 28 bones, 214 ligaments, and 38 muscles. When all of these intricate, weight-bearing structures work together properly, we can easily walk, run, and jump.
When pain or stiffness occurs after a sports injury, our physician-surgeons target the underlying issue with a biomechanical evaluation of these structures. This analysis examines your foot, ankle, knee, leg, and pelvis to pinpoint structural problems or weaknesses.
When inserted into your shoes or cleats, orthotics improve the alignment of your feet and legs as you walk. This helps alleviate pain, promotes healing after injuries, and can even prevent some injuries from occurring. Foot and Ankle Specialists of Central PA is proud to offer 4D custom orthotics to players of lacrosse, football, baseball, basketball, softball, and track and field.
Tendon Repair and Rehabilitation
When athletes tear or pull the tendons in their feet or ankles, they can experience severe mobility limitations paired with pain and weakness. To treat these injuries, our team may recommend tendon repair surgery.
Medications and physical and/or occupational therapy may be used in place of surgery or after a surgical procedure to promote strength and proper healing. Additionally, state-of-the-art pain therapies, such as extracorporeal pulse activation technology (EPAT), MLS laser therapy, or other advanced methods can provide additional relief from discomfort.
Your Satisfaction is Our Priority
Care for sports injuries requires more than expert diagnosis and advanced treatments. The physician-surgeons at Foot and Ankle Specialists of Central PA are committed to ensuring patient satisfaction with compassionate care from your first consultation to your final appointment.
We also offer a diverse range of cutting-edge foot and ankle treatments to address concerns at every stage of life. With an emphasis on evidence-based practices and the latest treatment methods, we strive to provide personalized care you can feel confident in.
Learn More About Sports Medicine in Central PA
Don’t let sprains, pain, and other injuries keep you out of the game. Contact Foot and Ankle Specialists of Central PA today. When you schedule an appointment at our Mechanicsburg, PA office, we’ll perform a thorough evaluation and work with you to determine the right treatment methods for your needs. For more information, call 717-620-8225 to speak with a member of our team.