Sports Medicine Specialist

Midwest Foot and Ankle Clinics

Podiatry located in Hoffman Estates, Arlington Heights, and Chicago, IL

Whether you play an organized sport or you’re a weekend warrior, the extra stress you place on your feet and ankles while exercising increases your risk of developing an injury. At Midwest Foot and Ankle Clinics, with offices in Hoffman Estates, Arlington Heights, and the Norwood Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, the experienced podiatry team specializes in sports medicine and provides treatments that ensure a quick recovery with excellent outcomes. To schedule an appointment with one of the sports medicine specialists, including Khalid Husain, DPM, Gene Choi, DPM, Jennifer Kirchens, DPM, and Christina Sarantopoulos, DPM, call or request an appointment online.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine is a medical specialty focused on the health care needs of athletes and those who engage in physical activities. The sports medicine specialists at Midwest Foot and Ankle Clinics provide expert care focused on preventing and managing lower extremity sports and fitness injuries. The specialists offer innovative treatments that accelerate your body’s natural healing process for a faster recovery. 

What are common foot and ankle sports injuries?

Foot and ankle sports injuries are common and may develop from repetitive movements, a poorly landed jump, or a rough tackle. 

Common foot and ankle sports injuries include:

  • Ankle sprain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Muscle strain
  • Fractures

If you suspect you’ve injured your foot or ankle while engaging in physical activity, contact the team at Midwest Foot and Ankle Clinics for an evaluation. Getting care for your injury right away may prevent a worsening of your condition, which may prolong your recovery.

What can I expect during my sports medicine consultation?

You can expect a comprehensive evaluation during your sports medicine consultation at Midwest Foot and Ankle Clinics. During your evaluation, your podiatrist reviews your symptoms and the details of your injury, as well as your medical history, including other sports injuries. Then, your podiatrist examines your foot or ankle and may request diagnostic tests, such as an X-ray or MRI, to confirm or rule out a diagnosis.

What treatments can heal my sports injury?

The sports medicine specialists at Midwest Foot and Ankle Clinics develop personalized treatment plans for your sports injury based on your diagnosis, the severity of your symptoms, your recovery goals, and your overall health. Treatment may include activity modification, anti-inflammatory medication, and physical therapy.

Dedicated to helping you heal quickly, Midwest Foot and Ankle Clinics also offers advanced regenerative medicine applications for sports injuries, including:

  • Stem cell therapy
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
  • Amniotic treatments

The practice is also equipped with the Zimmer MedizinSysteme for shockwave therapy. This innovative tool uses mechanical energy to stimulate the healing process and restore normal function to your injured tissue.

To schedule a sports medicine appointment with the experts at Midwest Foot and Ankle Clinics, call the office or click the online booking tool.