Sports Injuries Specialist

Christopher Jones, DPM -  - Podiatric Surgeon

Endurance Foot and Ankle

Christopher Jones, DPM

Podiatric Surgeon & Sports Medicine Specialist located in Issaquah, WA

If you sustain an injury playing sports and need pain relief, turn to Endurance Foot and Ankle in Issaquah, Washington. Board-certified podiatric surgeon Christopher Jones, DPM, offers advanced treatments for sports injuries to help you heal quickly and restore musculoskeletal function. Call the office for an evaluation or schedule an appointment online today.

Sports Injuries Q&A

What are sports injuries?

Sports injuries include damage to your bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, or cartilage that you sustain while playing sports, training for sports, or exercising regularly. Proper treatment with a specialist is the best way to heal from a sports-related injury.

At Endurance Foot and Ankle, Dr. Jones specializes in treating injuries of the foot and ankle. He is endurance-athlete focused and has completed several IRONMAN® competitions.

What are common foot and ankle injuries?

Common sports injuries or conditions associated with the foot and ankle include:

  • Strains
  • Sprains
  • Fractures
  • Plantar fasciitis 
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Achille tendon ruptures
  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Heel spurs

At the first sign of a foot or ankle injury, see Dr. Jones at Endurance Foot and Ankle for an evaluation.

What are the symptoms of sports injuries?

If you have a sports injury of the foot or ankle, you may notice some of the following signs and symptoms:

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Severe discomfort
  • Ongoing pain
  • Stiffness
  • Redness
  • Visible deformities
  • Crunching sounds during an injury
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Pain with walking or running

With a foot or ankle injury, you might not be able to bear weight on the injured foot. Without proper treatment, the injury can significantly reduce your quality of life.

What are the treatments for sports injuries?

Dr. Jones first discusses your symptoms and medical history. He examines your feet and ankles and may order X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, ultrasounds, or other imaging procedures to diagnose your condition and develop a treatment plan.

Depending on the severity and type of sports injury you have, Dr. Jones may recommend one of the following treatments:

Home remedies

Using ice packs, wearing a brace, elevation, compression, and resting your feet can speed up healing after a minor sports injury.

Medications

Taking medications or receiving steroid injections can reduce inflammation and pain linked with a sports injury.

Casting

If you have a fracture, Dr. Jones may recommend you wear a cast or boot until the injury heals.

Other conservative treatments

Dynamic pneumatic compression, cryotherapy, deep tissue release, and physical therapy are conservative treatments that help speed up healing after sports injuries.

Surgery

Undergoing surgery of the foot or ankle is sometimes the best way to fully restore musculoskeletal structure and function and get you back on the field, rink, or court.

If you have a sports injury of the foot or ankle and desire fast healing and pain relief, call Endurance Foot and Ankle or book an appointment online today.