Foot and Ankle Sports Injuries Surgeon in Israel
Injuries to the foot and ankle are common during sports and are caused due to various reasons. Alain Elbaz, M.D. provides diagnosis and individualized non-operative and ortho biologic treatments for sports injuries in foot and ankle. Alain Elbaz, M.D. also provides highly specialized care during and after the treatment. Contact Alain Elbaz, M.D.’s team for an appointment today!
What are Foot and Ankle Sports Injuries?
Injuries to the lower extremities during sports are common. Most of these can be treated effectively using orthobiologics instead of surgery. Common sports injuries treated with orthobiologics include: Shin splints, ankle sprains, bone bruises, tendon injuries including peroneal tendons and Achilles tendons, post traumatic arthritis, plantar fasciitis, bone spurs, calcifications, tarsal tunnel syndrome, Morton's neuroma, and injury to the plantar fat pads.
What are the Recommended Treatments for Foot and Ankle Sports Injuries?
The most common treatments recommended for injury to the foot and ankle include:
- Rest, ice, compression and elevation (RICE)
- NSAIDs and pain-relieving medications
- Ortho biologic treatments at the location of the injury
- Braces, casts or splints to immobilize the injured of the foot/ankle and promote healing
- Surgery to excise deformities, release or repair damaged tendons and ligaments, and align and fix fractures with pins, screws, and plates
- Physical therapy to stretch and improve range of motion
How can you Prevent Foot and Ankle Sports Injuries?
Some of the measures that are followed to prevent sports-related injuries include:
- Follow an exercise program to strengthen the muscles.
- Gradually increase your exercise level and avoid overdoing the exercise.
- Ensure that you wear properly-fitted protective gear including comfortable, well-fitting athletic shoes before playing any sports activity, which will help to reduce the chances of injury.
- Make sure that you follow warm up and cool down exercises before and after a sports activity. Exercises will help to stretch the muscles, increase flexibility and reduce soft tissue injuries.
- Maintain a healthy diet, which will nourish the muscles.
- Avoid playing when you are injured or tired. Take a break for some time after playing.
- Ensure that you are physically fit to play the sport.
If you would like to have additional information on foot and ankle sports injuries or would like to learn more about treatments of the injuries, please contact Alain Elbaz, M.D., serving the communities of Israel.