Injuries and pain in the knees and lower extremities can result in the inability to exercise, play or even perform job duties comfortably. For these situations, Access Sports Medicine provides a full range of services to help you get back on your feet.
Most commonly, acute injuries from falls or slips can result in pain and injury to knees, legs, ankles and feet. Deceleration and twisting injuries can be main causes of knee injuries in particular. Chronic pain in the knees and lower extremities can result from overuse and deconditioning injuries such as stress fractures and tendonitis.
When sustaining an injury to a knee, ankle, toe or other extremity, people often use the “wait and see” approach, hoping the injury will heal on its own. But not seeking medical treatment can lead to additional joint damage, altered movement patterns, chronic weakness or even further joint pain due to overcompensation.
We provide many non-surgical treatment options. With proactive management immediately following an injury – such as the RICE (rest, ice compression and elevation) technique – surgery can likely be avoided.
However, injuries are often still significant enough to warrant physical therapy and anti-inflammatory treatment. You should always consult a physician after sustaining an injury so that they can determine the best course of treatment for you.
Specifically, Access Sports can diagnose and treat the following conditions:
- ACL injuries
- MCL injuries
- Meniscus tears
- Patellar fractures
- Shin splints
- Runner’s knee