Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine offered in Montebello and Duarte, CA

Sports Medicine

Your feet and ankles may endure a lot of stress when playing sports, making them susceptible to injuries. At West Beverly Podiatry Group in Montebello and Duarte, California, Michael Vega, DPM, Johnny Huang, DPM, and the team specialize in sports medicine for the feet and ankles. The team takes a preventive approach, providing guidance to support the healing of injuries and preventing future problems. Call the office or use the online booking tool today to make an appointment for patient-centered sports medicine from a highly skilled podiatry team.

Sports Medicine Q&A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine is a medical profession that specializes in diagnosing, treating, and preventing sports and overuse injuries. Physical activity is good for your health, but the extra stress it puts on the body increases the risk of injuries.

Sports injuries can happen to anyone and affect any part of the body. Many physical activities involve your feet and ankles, making them especially vulnerable to damage.

When you have a sports injury affecting your foot or ankle, you need expert podiatry care from the West Beverly Podiatry Group team. They provide medical and surgical treatment options. 

Who needs sports medicine?

Anyone with a sports injury benefits from sports medicine. The team at West Beverly Podiatry Group treats all types of foot and ankle injuries, such as:

  • Ankle sprains
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Fractures
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Arthritis

But you don’t have to wait until you have an injury to schedule a sports medicine consultation at West Beverly Podiatry Group. The team also offers guidance on preventing problems involving the feet and ankles. 

They even offer suggestions on footwear and orthotics that may improve your athletic performance by reducing stress on your weight-bearing joints.

What happens during a sports medicine consultation?

The details of your sports medicine consultation at West Beverly Podiatry Group depend on the reason for your visit. Your provider may first talk to you about the sport you play and your goals.

If you have an injury, they ask how it happened and your symptoms. They perform a physical exam, paying close attention to your injury site, and request X-rays to confirm or rule out a diagnosis.

The West Beverly Podiatry Group team may also have you stand and walk so they can examine the movement of your foot during locomotion.  

What guidance can I expect from sports medicine?

You can expect personalized sports medicine guidance from the team at West Beverly Podiatry Group. They take a conservative approach, using innovative tools to support healing and foot health.

For sports injuries, they may recommend:

  • Activity modification
  • Casting or bracing
  • Physical therapy
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

They may also recommend a change in footwear or custom-made orthotics to improve foot mechanics and support. In some cases, the team may need to perform surgery to correct your foot problem.

Call West Beverly Podiatry Group or use the online scheduling tool to make your sports medicine appointment today.