Magic Valley residents never slow down. We’re hiking, camping, fishing or hunting when the weather is warm enough, and skiing or snowmobiling when it isn’t! In such an active community, sports-related injuries of the foot and ankle are a fact of life.
If you’ve injured your lower limbs, don’t try to shrug it off or play through the pain. These are sensitive, complex structures that need focused attention. Our foot and ankle experts work hard to get you back up and playing at full strength as quickly as possible, using the latest advances in research and technology when applicable.
Foot and Ankle Sports Injuries
Some injuries happen in the blink of an eye. Others develop slowly, with each and every step you take adding a small amount to the discomfort. In either case, prompt treatment is important to help you stay at your best and prevent even worse injuries in the future. Some common sports injuries we treat include:
- Heel pain (particularly plantar fasciitis)
- Ankle sprains
- Broken bones
- Stress fractures
- Shin pain (shin splints)
When injuries are not treated—or care is not taken to rehab them properly—more serious issues may develop. This includes worsening, chronic pain resulting from the original injury, but may also include secondary problems such as:
- Chronically unstable, wobbly ankles due to a bad sprain that hasn’t healed, or multiple sprains suffered over a long period of time.
- Reduction of muscle strength, flexibility, or range of motion
- Early development of arthritis in joints.