Sport Injuries

Sports injuries often arise from various factors, including excessive use, direct impact, or the application of excessive force that surpasses the structural capacity of the body part involved. These injuries can generally be categorized into two types: acute and chronic. Acute injuries refer to those that occur suddenly, such as a sprained ankle resulting from an awkward landing.

Chronic injuries arise from the repetitive strain on muscles or joints. In addition, inadequate form and structural irregularities can also contribute to the emergence of chronic injuries. It is crucial to undergo medical evaluation for any sports-related injury, as the severity of the injury may be greater than initially perceived. For instance, what may appear to be an ankle sprain could actually be a fractured bone.

Treatment for sports injuries

The course of treatment is determined by the nature and extent of the injury. It is crucial to consult with a medical professional if the pain persists beyond a few days. It is possible that what appears to be a simple sprain could in fact be a broken bone.

Attempting to engage in physical activity before a complete recovery from an injury can lead to additional harm and prolong the healing process. The primary risk factor for soft tissue injuries is a history of previous injuries. During the healing period, it is advisable to opt for alternative forms of exercise that do not strain the affected body part, if feasible, in order to maintain overall fitness

Dr. Michael Abramson’s Special Interest Areas:

  • Total Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Arthroscopy (Keyhole)
  • Ankle Osteochondral (Cartilage) Lesions
  • Ankle Instability/Recurrent Ankle Sprains
  • Complex Foot and Ankle Fractures
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Subtalar Fusion
  • Triple Arthrodesis (Subtalar, Talonavicular, Calcaneocuboid Fusion)
  • Achilles Tendon Surgery
  • Repair of Ruptured Achilles Tendon
  • Soft Tissue Sport Injuries
  • Flatfoot Correction
  • Cavovarus Foot Correction (High Arch Foot)
  • Midfoot Fusion
  • Morton Neuroma
  • Bunion Correction
  • Bunionette (Little Toe Bunion) Correction
  • Minimally Invasive “keyhole” Bunion Surgery
  • Big Toe Fusion
  • Big Toe Cheilectomy (Trimming of Extra Bone)
  • Lesser Toe Surgery
  • Ingrown Toenail Surgery
  • Hammer Toe Surgery