Sports Medicine

Ready, set, ouch! Anyone can suffer from an ankle or foot injury during their gameplay. Like any athlete, we know how devastating it is to be sidelined due to an injury.

Even if we never participated in a D1 college program or qualified as pros, we understand how important it is to go the extra mile for our patients and give them access to effective treatment programs for a faster recovery. 

Whether you sustained an injury by playing hockey, tennis, football, running, or joining a game of basketball at your local gym, our advanced and comprehensive treatments will help you get back in the game as safely and quickly as possible.

From common injuries to major trauma, from sprains to broken bones, make Lakes Foot and Ankle Association your partner in sports medicine.


Most Common Sports Injuries 

We treat a wide range of injuries associated with ankles and feet, from acute traumas to those that develop into chronic problems. Here’s a list of some of the common types of sports injuries that we treat: 

  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Ankle sprains 
  • Ankle fractures 
  • Arch pain 
  • Bursitis 
  • Forefoot pain (metatarsalgia) 
  • Foot fractures 
  • Plantar fasciitis (heel pain)
  • Morton’s neuroma (intermetatarsal neuritis)
  • Muscle pulls/strains 
  • Midfoot injuries 
  • Shin splints 
  • Stress fractures
  • Turf toe

    Sports Injuries Treatment

    A sports injury involves damage to part of your body due to sports, exercise, or other athletic activities. Most sports injuries are common and can occur throughout your body to bones, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and other structures that can cause severe pain. You can treat minor injuries at home with rest, ice, compression to reduce swelling, and over-the-counter pain medications. 

    However, you should seek medical attention if pain, swelling, bruising or inability to use the injured area doesn’t get better in a few hours or days. These are signs of more serious injuries. 

    Some injuries require medical treatment, physical therapy, and/or surgery. Sometimes, overuse injuries (also known as repetitive stress injuries) can degrade tissues and joints and set the stage for an acute sports injury. A sports injury can be an acute injury (sudden) or a chronic injury (developed over time).

    Advanced Sports Injury Management

    Athletes need to be able to perform under high levels of physical stress and strain on their bodies. Most athletes would do anything to get back into the game. Often, this means they try to manage an injury on their own or even wait for a while before getting proper treatment. 

    If your injuries hurt or keep you from giving 100% during activity, avoid taking any chances or “toughing it out.” Our expert team will provide you with an accurate and quick diagnosis before creating an effective treatment plan curated to meet your unique condition, your activity level, and your sport.

    Our Services For Athletes

    Advanced Therapies 

    Our expert team is proud to provide a range of advanced conservative treatment plans that are effective in helping athletes speed up their recovery process. Sometimes, the patients recover in half of the expected return time.

    Our MLS laser therapy program can help keep you active while you recover, and speed your recovery, all while helping you manage pain safely and effectively. 

    Custom Orthotics 

    Lakes Foot And Ankle Associates uses top-quality custom orthotics that perfectly fit your foot size and shape. They are made from an optimal mix of materials that provide rigidity to ensure control of motion and proper support, along with thinness and softness for comfort. Using the right pair of orthotics properly controls the biomechanics of your lower body, enabling you to play better, longer, and harder without experiencing pain. 

    Diagnostic Ultrasound And Digital X-Ray 

    Our in-house diagnostic tools are designed to give instant feedback regarding the damage status to your soft tissues and bones.

    Treatment Options For Common Foot And Ankle Injuries

    Mild sports injuries are often treated through the R.I.C.E method (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation). When combined with anti-inflammatory medication, this can reduce pain and relieve swelling. 

    But remember, everything you do plan should be closely monitored by our expert doctors to ensure your ankle and foot respond to the treatment effectively. The proper protocols for treating your injury are largely dependent upon the thorough examination of your ankle and foot as well as follow-up visits to monitor how you are healing. 

    We understand how badly you want to get back in the game, and we look forward to helping provide you with the best possible treatment to ensure a better and faster recovery. However, if you wait and bear the pain too long before getting any help, you may get yourself in bigger trouble. Contact us today and schedule an appointment with Lakes Foot and Ankle Associates. Complete the contact form online or call us at (248) 453-2028. 

    Lakes Foot and Ankle Association 

    Treatments for sports injuries can vary depending on injury type, the injured area affected, and severity. It’s important to know what options are available. Understanding your treatment options is a strong step toward recovery. The dedicated team at Lakes Foot and Ankle Association will get you off the bench and into the game as soon as possible!


    It's Time To Leave Foot & Ankle Pain Behind!

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    Phone Number


    9640 Commerce Rd Suite 102 Commerce Township, MI 48382


    Monday 8:30am – 5:00pm
    Tuesday 9:00am – 5:00pm
    Wednesday 8:30am – 5:00pm
    Thursday 9:00am – 6:00pm
    Friday By Appointment
    Saturday - Closed -
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