Sports Medicine services offered in Sugar Land, TX
Sports medicine can reduce your risk of injuries and enhance your performance if you run, play sports, or lead an active lifestyle. At Vargas Foot & Ankle Specialists, located in Sugar Land , Texas, double board-certified podiatrist Marco Vargas, DPM, offers sports medicine to people of all ages. Book an appointment by calling our office or scheduling online today.
What is sports medicine?
What types of issues does sports medicine treat?
At Vargas Foot & Ankle Specialists, Dr. Vargas uses sports medicine to treat various foot and ankle injuries, including:
- Swollen muscles
- Ruptured Achilles tendon
You might also benefit from sports medicine if you step down awkwardly and dislocate your ankle joint.
What happens during a sports medicine visit?
At Vargas Foot & Ankle Specialists, a sports medicine visit begins with a review of your medical records and a discussion of your symptoms, including when they started and if they’re worse during certain activities or at specific times of the day.
Next, Dr. Vargas performs a physical exam. He looks at your foot, heel, and ankle, checking for redness, swelling, or bruising. Dr. Vargas also presses on different parts of your foot to pinpoint areas of warmth or sensitivity and tests your muscle strength and range of motion. Last, he orders X-rays, a CT scan, or an MRI to get a closer look at your bones, joints, and soft tissues.
After identifying your injury, Dr. Vargas makes treatment recommendations.
What types of treatment does sports medicine provide?
At Vargas Foot & Ankle Specialists, Dr. Vargas offers several types of sports medicine. Depending on your age, symptoms, and health history, he might recommend:
- Physical therapy
- Biologic therapy
- Activity modification
- Losing weight
- Custom orthotics
If your symptoms persist or worsen, Dr. Vargas might recommend more invasive treatment, such as reconstructive foot and ankle surgery.
How can I reduce the risk of a sports injury?
To reduce the risk of a sports injury, warm up and stretch before exercise. It’s also important to use the proper technique, wear the necessary safety equipment, and listen to your body. For example, if a specific activity causes you pain, stop what you’re doing immediately.
To see if you’re a candidate for sports medicine, make an appointment at Vargas Foot & Ankle Specialists by calling our office or booking online today.
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