Sports Medicine

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 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?

Sports medicine is a podiatry subspecialty that diagnoses treats, and prevents activity-related injuries, like sprains, strains, and fractures. If you run, play sports, or work a job that increases your risk of an injury, enroll in sports medicine at Vargas Foot & Ankle Specialists. Routine checkups and preventive screenings can enhance mobility and improve your quality of life.

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:

  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Fractures
  • 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
  • Ice
  • Rest
  • Elevation

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 Specialists by calling our office or booking online today.

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Client Testimonials

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Helen H.
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I cannot fault my experience here. It was my first time at a foot specialist. Dr Marcielo was delightful, proficient and talked me gently through the procedure. Melanie the nurse was equally kind and caring. They even called me the next day to check on me. First class!
Claudia Q.
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Dr Vargas gave me back my health... my foot was very painful that i could barely walk and I couldn’t even drive. He recommended 8 laser treatments and orthotics and after the 3rd laser treatment I was able to drive. The orthotics he gave me are amazing!!! That is all I use in all my shoes now.
Robin C.
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Staff is always professional and personal. I've been going there for about 10 yrs now and I have always been happy with all results. Dr. Vargas and associates are always thorough and listen to my explanations. Thank you all
Sam B.
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Dr. Vargas and all his staff from the front desk to the back office have always been very professional and very helpful and doing all with a smile. Thank you Dr. Vargas to you and all your staff
Larry J.
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This was my first time visit. They came highly recommended and I will be coming back for my complete foot care going forward. Great service.
Mery V.
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Best Doctor in Houston! Thanks Dr Vargas for the surgical intervention, for you I am already walking. Everyone in your office is super nice and super quick to serve me. Super clean office. Really the knowledge of the Doctor is the best. A bilingual Dr who speaks perfect my Spanish language. I recommend it.