Sports Related Injuries

Biomechanics are the basis of virtually all lower extremity sports related injuries. Both Dr. Carr and Dr. Han are members of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, and are considered leading experts in the treatment of sports related injuries. In many instances the treatment of sports related injuries begins with understanding the underlying biomechanics of their cause.

There is such an array of these injuries that space does not permit outlining all of them. The more common injuries include:

  • shin splints
  • arch pain
  • heel pain
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • ankle injuries
  • stress fractures
  • tendon injuries about the ankle and rear foot
  • toenail injuries
  • nerve injuries
  • blistering of the skin

Our advice to all athletes is to incorporate a rigorous stretching program into your workout. The adage of "no pain, no gain" could not be further from the truth. Pain is a warning sign; and if the pain is recurrent and ignored, then the amateur athlete is asking for trouble and, possibly, significant down time from his or her sport or exercise program.