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Sports Injuries

Whether or not you’re an athlete, your feet play an important role in daily activities like walking, running and jumping – all while supporting your body weight. It’s not surprising that sports injuries are the most common cause of foot trauma and fracture.
The Schoppe team includes a board certified sports medicine specialist, and our physicians have extensive experience in treating a wide range of sports injuries. If you are experiencing swelling, pain or changes in your mobility due to sports or any physical activity, call us to schedule a consultation as soon as possible.
Sports injuries include these common diagnoses:

Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Spurs

Heel pain is most often caused by heel spurs, calcium growths that develop on the underside of the heel bone due to plantar fasciitis. The plantar fascia, the connective tissue supporting the arch of the foot, acts as a shock absorber when you walk. When it becomes damaged or strained, it causes plantar fasciitis. Treatments include anti-inflammatory medication, stretching exercises, orthotics and more, depending upon the extent of the condition.

Ankle Sprains

An ankle sprain is an injury to one or more ligaments in the ankle. Sprains can be caused by a fall, a sudden twist, or a blow that forces the ankle joint out of its normal position. Prompt attention by a podiatric professional is needed to evaluate the severity of the sprain and prescribe the proper treatment.

Achilles Tendonitis

This condition, common among runners, is an inflammation of the Achilles tendon. Pain can range from the calf tendon into the heel. Non-surgical treatments such as ice, rest, anti-inflammatory medications, cortisone injections and physical therapy are often effective, as prescribed by your doctor.


A fracture is an injury to the bone; it typically causes immediate pain and swelling, and creates difficulty when walking or standing. Fractures require immediate treatment with a podiatric professional to avoid further damage, such as bone infections and nerve or blood vessel complications.

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