TREATMENT OF ATHLETIC INJURIES
Athletic injuries are common and can occur throughout your body to bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments and other structures.
You can treat many minor injuries at home with rest, ice, compression, elevation and over-the-counter pain medications.
But some injuries require medical treatment, such as immobilization, physical therapy and surgery.
HOW DOES ATHLETIC INJURIES
Treatment for an athletic injury varies widely, depending on the type and severity. Many sports injuries heal in a few days or weeks with rest and at-home strategies.
But for more serious injuries, treatment may involve:
Immobilization with a cast, splint, sling, walking boot or other medical device.
Injections to reduce swelling and pain.
Prescription anti-inflammatory medications.
Surgery to correct fractures or repair ligament, tendon or cartilage tears.
Physical therapy (also called rehabilitation or rehab) to heal and strengthen injured body parts.
Schedule an appointment with Dr. J. Leonard Knudson - a Culver City Foot Doctor if the pain has been affecting your daily movements.
Dr. J. Leonard Knudson is a Foot and Ankle Surgeon located in Culver City and near West Los Angeles that is able to provide proper athletic injury treatment.
We look forward to meeting your foot and ankle needs.
Our Los Angeles Foot Doctor is Certified by the The American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery, is a California Licensed Podiatrist and has a Doctorate Degree in Podiatric Medicine.