The Benefits of Sports Medicine
By Foot and Ankle Physicians, PA
April 30, 2018
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Sports Medicine  

In the field of podiatry, sports medicine is focused on treating the feet, toes, and ankles of patients who frequently participate in athletic sports medicineactivities. It also helps overweight patients who are trying to get healthy and want to start a new exercise program. Find out the benefits of sports medicine and the treatments offered by Dr. Kim Fjelstad at Foot and Ankle Physicians in Burnsville, MN.

What Is Sports Medicine in Podiatry?
Sports medicine as it pertains to podiatry is focused on foot conditions that are common in athletes, runners, and everyday people who want to stay active daily. School-aged children are often patients, due to their regular participation in school sports. Sports medicine includes the diagnosis and treatment of common foot ailments caused by athletic activity including plantar fasciitis, ankle fractures or sprains, blisters, athlete’s foot, and heel pain. The ultimate goal is to ensure the ongoing health and physical fitness of your feet.

Benefits of Sports Medicine
A podiatrist who specializes in sports medicine is an athlete’s best friend. Your feet take on a lot of pressure while you're performing normal activities -- it's multiplied when participating in vigorous exercise. The benefits of seeking treatment from a Burnsville, MN foot doctor for sports medicine include:

- More stability when running and jumping.
- Fast, reliable treatment from a knowledgeable practitioner you can trust at the first sign of pain or a sprain.
- Modern therapies, medicines, and rehabilitative sessions.

Common Sports Medicine Therapies
Conservative, noninvasive treatments are often the best resolution for sports injuries. These are some of the therapies that can keep you performing at your best on the field or on the court:

- Extracorporeal Shock Wave Treatment (ESWT).
- Customized orthotics created just for your feet, as well as ankle and foot braces.
- Physical therapy.
- Steroid injections for pain.
- Surgical procedures. 

See a Foot and Ankle Doctor for Sports Medicine
Are you an athlete, sports lover, runner, or just an exercise aficionado? If so, you can benefit from having a sports medicine foot doctor on call. Contact Foot and Ankle Physicians, in Burnsville, MN at (952) 435-2629 for an initial appointment with Dr. Fjelstad.