Our feet and ankles are vital to our everyday lives, but they’re even more vital to athletes as they play sports. They work hard for us, supporting us as we walk, run, jump, pivot, and perform all the feats necessary during athletic activity. Unfortunately, because they work so hard, our feet and ankles are also some of the most susceptible areas for injury during sports.
At South Texas Podiatry, Dr. Ed Davis is the best podiatrist in San Antonio for the treatment of sports-related injuries to the feet. Dr. Davis is Board Certified in Foot Surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, and he is a member of the Texas Podiatric Medical Association, American Podiatric Medical Association and the American College of Foot and Ankle Pediatrics. He is passionate about helping adults and children alike get back in the game after their foot or ankle injury.
If you’re ready to experience minimally-invasive, compassionate care from the top foot specialist San Antonio has to offer, it’s time to get started with South Texas Podiatry. Click below to request an appointment with Dr. Davis and his team today.
Runner's knee, also known as chondromalacia patellae, is a common overuse injury that frequently happens in sports in which pain occurs under the kneecap. Misalignment issues can cause the cartilage under the kneecap to wear prematurely.
Patients with runners' knees often feel pain when going up or down stairs, sitting for long periods of time with the knees flexed sitting in a car or theater. The kneecap sits in a groove on the thigh bone or femur. As the leg extends and flexes, the patella rides up and down in that groove. Anything that causes the kneecap to move side to side instead of purely up and down results in wearing of it's cartilage. A muscle imbalance in which the muscles on the outside of the thigh (lateral quadriceps or vastus lateralis) are stronger than those on the inside of the thigh (medial quadriceps or vastus medialis) can result in such movement. Excessive pronation or rolling in of the foot causes the knee to move inward (into valgus) and may cause the kneecap to move outward in response causing runners knee.
Curative runner’s knee treatment usually includes the use of foot orthoses and medial quadricep strengthening exercises.
Some of the other most common sports injuries Dr. Davis treats at South Texas Podiatry include:
Absolutely, and in fact, we recommend consulting Dr. Davis before you purchase inserts over the counter. Most store bought inserts or “orthotics” are essentially arch supports. Arch supports need to be used cautiously, as they can actually worsen some symptoms and create opportunities for ankle instability.
Yes. Children heal quickly and effectively from injuries, but it is vital that they receive treatment as soon as possible. If your child has been injured while playing sports (or while simply at play), Dr. Davis at South Texas Podiatrist is available to give them an exam and provide treatment.
If you are looking for the best runner knee pain treatment in San Antonio, Texas, you’ve come to the right place. If you or your child is in need of a foot doctor, visit our office at 109 Gallery Circle, Suite 119, San Antonio, Texas 78258, or call us at (210) 490-3668 to get more information.