Sports Medicine Treatment
If you’re an athlete or exercise regularly, you’ve probably experienced a strain or injury at least once or twice. Because improper treatment can increase your risk of future re-injury, board-certified podiatrist David B. Glover, DPM, FACFAS, of Mountain View Foot & Ankle Institute offers comprehensive sports medicine therapy. To book your visit to this state-of-the-art South Ogden, Utah, based clinic, click on the online scheduler or call the office directly.
Sports Medicine Q & A
What is sports medicine?
Sports medicine is a unique branch of orthopedic and podiatric care that involves helping athletes and exercise enthusiasts recover from overuse or acute injury. But sports medicine goes beyond helping you get through your current discomfort level.
Innovative sports medicine therapies are designed to strengthen your soft tissues and bones and help you get back to 100% — or better — with no limitation. Sports medicine specialists have advanced training and experience in a variety of sports and activities, so they can find treatments that are most effective for your specific needs.
When should I see a sports medicine specialist?
Whether you seem to have occasional discomfort or experienced severe trauma recently, Dr. Glover and the sports medicine experts at Mountain View Foot & Ankle Institute want to see you. Some of the most common sports injuries treated at the clinic include:
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear
- Ankle and hamstring sprains
- Bunions and hammertoes
- Acute foot and ankle fractures
- Plantar fasciitis
Stress fractures are also common among athletes. This overuse injury occurs gradually over time as you put repeated stress on the fragile bones in your feet and ankles. It’s important to book an evaluation at Mountain View Foot & Ankle Institute anytime you have foot or ankle pain though, especially if it’s starting to affect your performance.
Which sports medicine treatment do I need?
Sports medicine treatments often involve a comprehensive approach where Dr. Glover combines therapies to relieve acute pain and help you fully heal. Your sports medicine treatment may include:
- Bracing, splinting, or casting
- Compression wrapping
- Corticosteroid injections
- Custom-designed orthotics
- Physical therapy or personalized exercises
- Pain or anti-inflammatory medications
If you have a compound fracture, or a ligament or tendon rupture, you might need surgery. Because Dr. Glover is a board-certified foot and ankle surgeon, you can feel confident that you’re in highly capable hands. Dr. Glover cares for you every step of the way to ensure you have a speedy recovery and can start gradually returning to your sports training program as quickly as possible.
Book your sports medicine appointment at Mountain View Foot & Ankle Institute today. Request your visit online or over the phone.