What is Sports Medicine?
Sports medicine, also commonly known as sport and exercise medicine (SEM), is the branch of medicine dealing with the treatment and prevention of sports and exercise related injuries and ailments. For years, professional sports teams and organizations have hired and employed team sports medicine physicians, but now, this area of medicine has grown into a major element of the American health care system.
Why Choose Dallas Podiatrists at Metroplex Foot & Ankle?
At Metroplex Foot and Ankle, our goal is to be healthcare providers who actively and passionately aid in the improvement of overall quality of life for all of our patients. We are a group of Richardson, Garland, and Dallas podiatrists aiming to provide our patients, athletes or not, with more active, mobile, and pain-free lives. Whatever physical activity you choose to partake in, jogging, football, baseball, soccer, or anything else, we want you to be able to participate to the absolute best of your ability.
Athletic activity contributes greatly to both the physical and mental well-being of everyone. Our team of board certified podiatrists and Dallas foot and ankle specialists strive to help in any way we can, as much as we can, at all three of our Dallas-Fort Worth locations.
Common Sports Medicine Injuries Treated at Metroplex Foot & Ankle
Injuries treated by sports medicine typically result from failure to properly prepare for athletic activity. This may include stretching, warming up, or wearing the wrong type of shoe. These are some of the typical sports and exercise related injuries we treat at Metroplex Foot and Ankle:
- Ankle sprains and breaks
- Shin splints
- Muscle strains
- Ligament tears
- Achilles tendon damage
- Plantar fasciitis
If you are suffering from pain from a sports-related injury, contact the Dallas foot doctors at Metroplex Foot & Ankle. With three convenient locations in Richardson/Plano, Garland/Mesquite, and Dallas, treatment is just a phone call away.