Sports Injuries Specialist

Dr. Frank Henry, Foot & Ankle Specialist

Foot and Ankle Specialist located in Victoria, TX & Marble Falls, TX

In a given year, sports injuries affect roughly 20% of athletes, as well as anyone who exercises regularly. Because sports injuries can keep you sidelined for an extended period and can cause you agonizing pain, schedule an evaluation at the office of Dr. Frank Henry, Foot and Ankle Specialist as soon as possible. With practice locations in Victoria and Marble Falls, Texas, you have an office nearby to get the comprehensive sports medicine evaluation you need. Book your visit online today, or call your nearest office.

Sports Injuries Q & A

What causes sports injuries?

Sports injuries are chronic conditions or acute ailments you develop because of your training regimen or specific sport. Some of the most well-known causes of sports injuries include:

  • Tripping and falling
  • Twisting or rolling your ankle
  • Someone landing on your foot
  • Landing incorrectly after a jump
  • Running or walking on an uneven surface
  • Training on a hard surface, like a basketball court

These types of issues can increase your risk of bone fractures, strains and sprains, Achilles tendonitis, shin splints, stress fractures, and other types of sports-related injuries. Being an athlete also increases your risk of ingrown toenails, corns and calluses, and even skin infections, such as athlete’s foot.

When should I see a podiatrist for sports injuries?

At the office of Dr. Frank Henry, Foot and Ankle Specialist, you can get a comprehensive sports medicine evaluation, on-site imaging tests (like an X-ray), and thorough treatment plans, so you can get all of your needs met under one roof. Dr. Frank Henry encourages you to come in right away if you’re experiencing:

  • Pain while walking or standing
  • Open, oozing, or slow-healing wound
  • Clear deformity, such as a bony bump
  • Difficulty bearing weight on your foot or ankle

Once Dr. Frank Henry diagnoses you, he talks with you about what to expect during your rehabilitation and when you can start returning to your sport or exercise activity.

How are sports injuries treated?

Your sports injury treatment plan depends on your specific diagnosis, but Dr. Frank Henry offers some of the most innovative treatment plans available. Treating a sports injury often involves combining any of the following solutions:

  • Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE)
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT)
  • Bracing, splinting, or casting
  • Custom orthotic inserts
  • Injection therapy
  • Physical therapy

For more complex sports injuries, such as a broken bone or tendon or ligament rupture, Dr. Frank Henry may need to perform surgery. He specializes in using minimally invasive measures to make any essential sports injury repairs, so you can heal and get back to your training schedule as quickly as possible.

If you have a sports injury, book an evaluation at Dr. Frank Henry, Foot and Ankle Specialist right away. You can conveniently schedule your visit either online or over the phone.  

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