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Sports Injuries Specialist

Amit Shah DPM

Podiatrists & Board Certified Foot and Ankle Surgeons located in North Brunswick, Edison, & Cranbury, NJ

Leading a highly active lifestyle can put you at risk for many common injuries. If you experience a sports injury, Amit Shah DPM in North Brunswick, Edison, and Cranbury, New Jersey, offers both surgical and nonsurgical treatment. Drs. Shah and Armanious, DPM, are dedicated to helping patients achieve quick, successful recoveries. To speak with a doctor about your sports injury, call or book an appointment online today.

Sports Injuries Q&A

What is a sports injury?

A sports injury refers to several injuries that commonly occur during exercise or athletic activities. Although exercise is essential to your overall health, the movements required by certain sports can put major stress on different parts of your body. 

Factors like improper gear or improper training also increase your risk for sports injuries. Sports injuries are caused by trauma to your muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons, or bones. The team at Amit Shah DPM provides treatment for a wide range of sports injuries including:

  • Swollen muscles
  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Plantar fasciitis 
  • Ankle sprains
  • Fractures
  • Achilles tendon injuries

In most cases, sports injuries involve overuse of your muscles or joints. If you experience an injury during athletic activity, playing through your pain can lead to further trauma and damage to the affected area. 

The team at Amit Shah DPM provides accurate diagnoses of sports injuries to help you find the most effective treatment for your condition. 

How are sports injuries diagnosed?

At Amit Shah DPM, the team takes a personalized approach to treating sports injuries. Your doctor performs a thorough examination and takes the time to listen to your concerns before beginning treatment. 

Your doctor evaluates your injury as well as its impact on the other joints and structures in your body. Examining your sports injury may include a physical exam, imaging tests, and a discussion of your medical history. Your doctor uses this information to recommend the right treatment for you. 

How are sports injuries treated?

The team at Amit Shah DPM uses rehabilitation as the foundation of sports injury treatment. Depending on your condition, your sports injury rehabilitation may include:

  • Activity restrictions
  • Physical therapy
  • Exercise programs
  • Heat or cold therapy
  • Braces or splints

The medical team also offers specialized footwear and orthotics to improve lower limb function. If your condition is severe or doesn’t respond to conservative care, the team also offers surgical treatment for sports injuries. Surgery may be required to repair damaged soft tissue, realign your bones, or correct dislocated joints. 

To find out which treatment is right for you, call one of the offices or book your appointment online today.