The right kind of care can make all the difference in your recovery from sports injuries. At Foot & Ankle Specialists of Ohio in Mentor, Chardon, Westlake, Lakewood and Garfield Heights, Ohio, the experienced team offers a variety of sports medicine services, including diagnostic testing and platelet-rich plasma injection therapies, to ensure you heal properly from sports-related injuries. The staff can provide convenient same-day appointments and custom treatment plans to get you back in the game. Learn more by calling the office nearest you or by using the online booking feature.
Sports Medicine Q & A
What sports medicine services are available?
The experienced physicians at Foot & Ankle Specialists of Ohio offer a variety of innovative and effective treatments to help you heal from sports injuries affecting your foot or ankle, such as:
- Muscle tears
You can expect a customized treatment plan that caters to your health needs and overall well-being. The team offers cutting-edge treatments, including PRP injections and other therapies that can help you recover faster and more efficiently.
The staff physicians are highly experienced in sports medicine, and several serve as team doctors for area schools, including Villa Angela-St. Joseph, Willowick, Kirtland, Eastlake North, and Mentor high schools.
How do PRP injections help in sports medicine?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections use your body natural healing properties to treat a variety of muscle and bone injuries that are common in sports.
First, your doctor at Foot & Ankle Specialists of Ohio extracts a sample of your own blood. Then the sample is placed in a centrifuge. This machine quickly spins your blood to separate the platelets from the rest of the blood.
Your doctor then injects these platelets into the injury site. Over time, they’ll produce healthy cells to replace damaged ones, thereby improving your functionality and reducing pain. PRP therapy can speed up your recovery, so you can return to the game sooner.
Will I need surgery?
The experienced surgeons at Foot & Ankle Specialists of Ohio are well-equipped to treat sports-related injuries. In many cases, your provider may recommend other nonsurgical therapies before suggesting surgery.
The surgical team performs several procedures that can address injuries, such as bone fractures, compressed nerves, and complex wounds. Often, they use minimally invasive techniques that involve making small incisions to make repairs. This will reduce your risk of developing complications and allow you to heal faster. Smaller incisions will also mean less scarring.
To determine if you’re a candidate for surgery, your physician will perform a comprehensive examination of the injured area. They will also carefully review your medical history to ensure surgery is a safe option for you.
To find out more about the sports medicine services available at Foot & Ankle Specialists of Ohio, book an appointment online or over the phone today.
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