Our new office in Tarzana will be welcoming patients from 1st January

We're now offering Saturday appointments at the Chino and Upland offices. House calls and Telehealth visits are available for qualified patients. We are also
performing Covid 19 PCR and rapid testing at the Chino office

Sports Injuries

Sports Injury Treatment

Sports Injury Treatment

Prevention of sports injuries is essential to get the most out of the health benefits and attain an active lifestyle. Unfortunately, sports are physically demanding, requiring athletes to undergo various stress, anxiety and trauma. People who participate in sports or physical exercises are more likely to have sports injuries compared to non-athletes.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,

‘Almost five million injuries occur per annum in the U.S, with about 50% of these due to overuse. Two millions of injuries require serious medical care. Young athletes age 18 and younger are seen to experience such injuries compared to other athletes.’

It is important to understand that any sports injury needs immediate attention since careless attitude can end you up with an emergency trip.

Sports injuries can be the result of a sudden fall or a hit, a missed landing in physical exercises. These types of injuries occurred during sports or exercise are connected to a specific moment. The symptoms of acute sports injuries include swelling, constant pain or loss of function.

The most common sports injuries are groin pull, shin splints, hamstring strain, ankle sprain, knee injury, patellofemoral syndrome, and epicondylitis. Different sports injuries produce different symptoms and medical problems.

Treatment of sport injury

A sports injury can be dangerous. You never know when a simple strain may turn into a fractured bone. Leaving an injury untreated can add more complications to the condition. Depending on the severity of the injury, the treatment is prescribed. The doctor can help you to rehabilitate the injured area. The doctor may also recommend routine exercises to improve strength and flexibility.

Sports Injury Treatment at Empire Foot & Ankle

Empire Foot & Ankle has the proficiency, experience, and understanding to help you uplift your athletic capability. We aim to assist athletes of all levels improve their athletic skills, learn methods for preventing injury, and reach their ideal athletic performance. Numerous tests for sports injuries are available at Empire Foot & Ankle. Moreover, there’s the option of X-rays and other scans, depending on the severity of the injury.

When you come to us, we strive hard to find the root cause of your discomfort. To get you back to the sport you love, we always begin with an inclusive valuation, study your symptoms and come up with the best treatment option to give you long-lasting relief. What’s more, we also guide you to avoid future injuries.

We are open to treat your foot and ankle pathologies during these unprecedented time.
Safety of our patients is our priority. We are following all the CDC guidelines and taking all necessary precautions to ensure your safety when in the office. In addition to our routine and sanitizing procedures, we also follow these measures:

  • Screening patient via the phone during scheduling and upon arrival to the office.
  • We enforce and practice social distancing: No waiting in the waiting room as all patients entering the office directly go into a private treatment room.
  • Sanitizing of all high traffic and high touch areas after each patient leaves our office.
  • Our doctors and staff are fully equipped with personal protection equipment, and if needed, these equipments will be given to the patients as well.
  • We must keep vulnerable patients out of the ER and hospitals. We are answering the phones 24/7 for urgent matters as our phone line is routed to our cell phone.
  • In some cases, we also provide Telemedicine and conduct Home Visits.
  • We try to give same day appointments during this time.