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Sports Injuries

When you’re out of the game due to a foot or ankle injury, you need the kind of care the experienced physicians and surgeons at Foot & Ankle Specialists of Ohio provide. At their office in Mentor, Chardon, Westlake, Lakewood and Garfield Heights, Ohio, the staff is well-equipped to handle minor injuries, like strains and sprains, as well as complex problems, such as fractures and bone breaks. To learn about diagnostic and treatment options for sports injuries, call the office for a same-day appointment or use the online scheduling feature.

Sports Injuries Q & A

What are the most common sports injuries?

The physicians at Foot & Ankle Specialists of Ohio treat a variety of sports-related injuries that affect the foot and ankle, including:

  • Sprains
  • Turf toe
  • Lisfranc fractures
  • Achilles tendon injuries


Your physician will evaluate your symptoms and physical condition to determine the best course of treatment to heal your injuries.

What is turf toe?

Turf toe is a sprain of the joint in your big toe that results from repeated upward bending of the bone. This motion often occurs when you’re running, jumping, or pushing off on your foot.

Treatment for turf toe usually involves elevating your foot and giving it plenty of rest. Your provider at Foot & Ankle Specialists of Ohio may also suggest ice therapy to reduce inflammation.

Additional treatment options, such as platelet-rich plasma injections, can also help restore your joint’s functionality. Surgery may be necessary if your toe pain is not relieved by other therapies.

What is a Lisfranc injury?

Lisfranc, or midfoot, injuries are common among athletes. The Lisfranc region is made up of a group of small bones and ligaments that form the arch at the top of your foot. The ligaments support this midsection and stretch down and across your foot.

Common injuries affecting the midfoot area are often the result of a twist or fall that can dislocate or break these small bones or tear the ligaments. Because of the complexities of this region, any injury in this area needs to be treated with extreme care to ensure continued mobility.

Nonsurgical treatments for Lisfranc injuries may include wearing a cast or boot for six weeks or longer to allow fractured bones and torn ligaments a chance to heal.

In the case of a break or fracture in the Lisfranc bones, your provider at Foot & Ankle Specialists of Ohio may recommend surgical treatment to properly reset your bones. Some injuries may require a surgical fusion of your bones to hold them in place or may require using metal plates or screws to stabilize your foot’s midsection.

To learn more about treatment options for sports injuries, call Foot & Ankle Specialists of Ohio or use the online booking tool.

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