Sports Injuries Specialist

King's Point Foot and Ankle Specialists

Dr. Benjamin Tehrani

Foot and Ankle Specialist located in Central Alameda, Los Angeles, CA

Sports injuries that affect the feet and ankles can take an athlete out of the game and onto the sideline unexpectedly. Professional and amateur athletes rely on Dr. Benjamin Tehrani, DPM, AACFAS for attentive service and comprehensive sports injury care. Men, women, and children in Los Angeles turn to Dr. Tehrani for a thorough diagnosis and customized treatment plan at King's Point Foot and Ankle Specialists. Call the office today or book your appointment online in our Central Alameda location.

Sports Injuries Q & A

What types of sports injuries are there?

The shuffling, running, and jumping involved with sports puts stress on the feet and ankles and can lead to any number of injuries. In general, there are two types of sports injuries:

  • Traumatic injuries from a sudden event like an ankle sprain or fracture
  • Overuse injuries from repetitive microtrauma such as swimmer’s shoulder, runner’s knee, or tennis elbow

Other examples of sports injuries include:

  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Capsulitis
  • Peroneal tendonitis
  • Lateral ankle instability

What are the symptoms of sports injuries?

Symptoms vary depending on the type of injury, but many sports injuries signal your body with any one or several of the following:

  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Inflammation
  • Bruising
  • Tenderness
  • Joint instability
  • Weakness
  • Loss of range of motion
  • Limited mobility

How are sports injuries treated?

Every injury is unique depending on its location, how it happened, its severity, and what affects it’s having on your body. Whenever possible, Dr. Tehrani uses the most conservative approach, which involves icing, elevating, resting, compression, casting, and splinting.

If your injury doesn’t respond to conservative therapy, Dr. Tehrani may recommend one or a combination of the following treatment options:

  • Alternative therapies like stem cell and PRP injections or ultrasound therapy
  • Minimally invasive therapy like fluid removal or cortisone injections
  • Physical therapy to restore muscle function and range of motion
  • Surgery

What are PRP injections?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are growing in popularity as celebrities and professional athletes use this cutting-edge treatment. The therapy is Dr. Tehrani's first stop before surgery. In some cases, PRP injections generate enough healing to prevent surgery.

To perform a PRP injection, Dr. Tehrani first draws your blood. Then, he places it in a centrifuge machine to separate out its platelets, which he then re-injects into the injured area on your foot or ankle.

PRP injections ease muscle and joint pain and are useful for:

  • Ankle sprains
  • Chronic plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Muscle strains
  • Osteoarthritis

Get help for your sports injury and get back to the activity you love. Call King's Point Foot and Ankle Specialists to book a consultation or make an appointment online.

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