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Advanced Podiatric Sports Medicine in Commerce Twp, MI

As an athlete, there’s hardly anything more devastating than being sidelined by an injury. Whether you’re a hobbyist or a qualified pro, a strain, sprain, or broken bone can quickly derail your fun, your fitness goals, or even your career. At Lakes Foot & Ankle Associates, we understand how important it is to go the extra mile for our patients, giving them access to the most effective treatment programs to optimize their recovery.

We’ve worked with athletes of every level, including high school and collegiate athletes, professionals, and everyday sports enthusiasts. Make one of our experienced podiatrists your partner in sports medicine today!

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When to Seek Help: Advanced Sports Injury Management

As an athlete, you need to be able to perform under high levels of physical stress and strain on your body. If you’re like most, you’d do anything to get back into the game. All too often, though, this desire makes it tempting to try and manage an injury on your own—or worse, wait for a while before getting proper treatment.

If your injuries hurt or keep you from giving 100% during activity, don’t take any chances or try to “tough it out.” The best way to get tough and stay tough is to get the help you need. The expert team at Lakes Foot & Ankle Associates 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.

We’re always ready to help you get back in the game as safely and quickly as possible. Let us be your partners in total recovery and performance!

Most Common Sports Injuries We Treat

  • Bursitis
  • Metatarsalgia (forefoot pain)
  • Muscle pulls/strains
  • Midfoot injuries
  • Shin splints
  • Stress fractures
  • Turf toe

Treatment Options for Common
Foot & Ankle Injuries

At Lakes Foot & Ankle Associates, we are committed to providing advanced non-surgical treatments for as many injuries as possible. That includes tried-and-true methods like physical therapy and leading-edge treatments like MLS laser therapy. 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 should be closely monitored by our expert podiatry doctors to ensure your ankle and foot respond to the treatment effectively. The best approach for treating your injury will depend on what we find during a thorough examination of your ankle and foot, as well as follow-up visits to monitor how you are healing. Don’t stay on the IL longer than you need to—partner with us to optimize your recovery!

Sports Injury FAQs

A sports injury involves damage to part of your body due to sports, exercise, or other athletic activities. These injuries can occur to bones, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and other structures throughout the body, and can cause severe pain.

You can treat minor injuries at home with rest, ice, and compression to reduce swelling, as well as 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.

Believe it or not, bicycling has the most injuries of any sport or physical activity, with over 425,000 injuries reported annually. This is followed closely by using exercise equipment and skateboards, scooters, and hoverboards. When it comes to team sports, basketball tops the list with over 214,000 annual injuries.

Just because these sports tend to cause more injuries doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be able to enjoy them to the fullest. If you’ve hurt your toes, feet, heels, or ankles during physical activity, call Lakes Foot & Ankle Associates today to get back in the game!

Sprains and strains account for the majority of sports injuries, about 40% across all sports. Ankle sprains and ankle strains are most common in running and contact sports, including soccer, hockey, and football. While symptoms can be similar, strains affect muscles and tendons, while sprains affect ligaments. That’s why getting a proper diagnosis from a trusted podiatrist at Lakes Foot & Ankle is so important!

Always make sure to warm up and cool down properly, and practice proper techniques to protect your body from unnatural jerking or twisting motions. It’s also crucial to make sure your sporting gear fits properly—and that includes your shoes! Talk to the podiatrists at Lakes Foot & Ankle Associates for personalized footwear recommendations and custom orthotics to support performance.

Our Services for Sport Injuries

Advanced Therapies

Our expert team is proud to provide a range of advanced non-surgical treatment plans that help athletes speed up their recovery process. Our MLS laser therapy program can help keep you active and speed up your recovery—sometimes in half the expected time.

Custom Orthotics

Our top-quality custom orthotics perfectly fit your foot size and shape, using an optimal mix of materials that ensure control of motion, proper support, and comfort. With the right pair of orthotics supporting your body’s biomechanics, you can play better, longer, and harder without pain.

Diagnostic Ultrasound & Digital X-Ray

After an injury to your feet or ankles, trust Lakes Foot & Ankle for an accurate diagnosis. Our in-house diagnostic tools are designed to give instant feedback regarding the damage status to your soft tissues and bones. This allows us to get to work on a solution straight away.

Get Off the Bench and Back in Action Safely!

At Lakes Foot & Ankle Associates, 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. Understanding your treatment options is a strong step toward recovery, so contact us today for a thorough diagnostic and customized recovery plan.

Call us at (248) 360-3888 or contact us online to schedule your appointment. Our dedicated team will get you off the bench and into the game as soon as possible!

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