David E Biss, DPM
Podiatrist located in Concord, NH & Plymouth, NH
Each year, millions of people seek podiatric sports medicine for foot and ankle injuries like sprains, fractures, and tendinitis. Sports medicine podiatrist David Biss, DPM, treats the full spectrum of foot and ankle injuries at two Concord Podiatry locations in Concord and Plymouth, New Hampshire. For excellent care in podiatric sports medicine, call the nearest office, or book an appointment online today.
Sports Medicine Q&A
When should I see a sports medicine podiatrist?
Foot and ankle pain is common, especially among athletes and active people. If you sustain a foot or ankle injury while participating in sports or activities like dance, gymnastics, and skiing, Dr. Biss can help. He treats all types of foot and ankle injuries in adults of all activity levels.
What conditions does a sports medicine podiatrist treat?
Dr. Biss treats the full range of foot and ankle injuries, including common problems like:
Tendinitis and tendon tears
Tendons are bands of tissue that connect muscle to bone. Tendinitis is inflammation of a tendon. An injured tendon can tear suddenly or over time.
Achilles tendinitis and peroneal tendinitis are common overuse injuries that often occur in people whose sports require repetitive stress on the ankle.
Ankle sprains happen when the ligaments that stabilize your ankle stretch too far and tear. Common causes of a sprained ankle include rolling your foot while walking on an uneven surface, falling down, and participating in sports that involve cutting actions, like basketball, tennis, and soccer.
Plantar fasciitis is heel pain that results from inflammation of the plantar fascia, a band of tissue that connects the heel to the forefoot. Running, increasing activity levels, and having tight calf muscles or high arches increase your risk of plantar fasciitis.
A fracture or break can happen in any bone in your foot or ankle. Stress fractures are tiny, hairline cracks in the bone that usually occurs in the foot from overuse.
What does sports medicine for foot and ankle injuries entail?
At Concord Podiatry, Dr. Biss tailors treatment to your specific sports injury and the demands of your lifestyle. Depending on your needs, treatment for a foot or ankle injury may include:
- Rest and ice
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication like ibuprofen
- Stretching and strengthening exercises
- Immobilization in a cast or brace
- Corticosteroid injections
- Physical therapy
- Splinting or strapping
- Wearing supportive shoes and orthotics
- Assistive devices like crutches
If your injury is severe, or if conservative treatment doesn’t relieve your symptoms, Dr. Biss may recommend foot and ankle surgery. After surgery, a period of physical therapy is necessary before you can return to normal activities.
For advanced expertise in podiatric sports medicine, call Concord Podiatry, or book an appointment online today.