Plantar Plate Sprains

San Diego Athletic Injury Treatment

After Dr. Allen diagnoses your condition he will provide you with a treatment plan.  Many different sports injuries are rehabilitated at SDRI. These athletics include an assortment of various sports which include competitive running, cycling, football, soccer, wrestling, tennis, baseball, motocross, track and field, cheerleading, gymnastics, crossfit, mixed martial arts (MMA), softball, swimming, volleyball, basketball, field hockey, and lacrosse to name a few.

All of these various sporting events involve diverse movements and biomechanics of the body.  These movements include running, jumping, walking, lifting and throwing. The most common types of athletes that we treat everyday at SDRI include road running (marathon and half marathon training), trail running, cross country running, track and field as well as race walking. These types of competitions are becoming more and more popular due to the lack of a need for expensive equipment like many of the other sports.  These types of events are mostly an individual type sport that any fitness level can compete in at their own pace.

With this intense type of training to compete come many different types of sports injuries.  Some of the most common types of running, soccer, and basketball injuries that we treat at SDRI include: plantar fasciitis, plantar plate sprains/tears, heel spurs, ankle sprains, achilles tendonitis, shin splints, stress fractures, runner’s knee, patella-femoral pain syndrome, hamstring strains, groin strains, meniscus tears, illiotibial band syndrome, hip bursitis, piriformis syndrome, gluteus medius syndrome, lower back problems (such as sciatica), and disc bulges.

Each sport has multiple types of injuries and must be managed on a case-by-case basis.  For example Football injuries usually include but are not limited too– ACL injuries, medial and lateral Meniscus injuries, Hamstring strains, hip pointer injuries, partial shoulder dislocations, and AC-joint separations.  Other sports such as weight lifting, baseball, softball, wrestling, cross-fit, and tennis include injuries such as rotator cuff injuries or tears, impingement syndrome, shoulder instability, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), golfers/throwers elbow (medial epicondylitis), medial elbow ligament injuries, ankle sprains, patella tendonitis and carpal tunnel syndrome.  Some common skiing and snowboarding injuries include different types of knee trauma resulting in varies degrees of sprains and strains.

At the San Diego Running & Sports Injury Clinic we offer a wide variety of services to meet the needs of any athlete.  Some of our services include:

  • Physical Rehabilitation (Strength and Conditioning)
  • Custom Orthotics (made in-house)
  • Ultrasound
  • Electrical Stimulation
  • Myofascial Release
  • Numerous Rehab/”Prehab” Classes
  • Sports Injury Self Help Clinics
  • Kinesiotaping, KT Taping, Rocktaping

SDRI's Alter-Gand our newest piece of therapy equipment—The “Alter-Gravity Treadmill” which allows injured runners and athletes to continue to run and maintain their cardiovascular fitness and muscle mass while at the same time return to sport sooner without being de-conditioned.

AlterG Anti Gravity Treadmill

The Alter-G treadmill allows for adjustable impact while walking or running. We simply adjust the AlterG to remove a percent of your body weight away thus making you lighter.  This results in an associated percent decrease taken away from your muscles, bones and joints.  You will be amazed as the pain just…disappears!  This new state of the art technology allows for a gradual progression of exercise.  Some injuries or joint replacements can mean a long road to recovery…not anymore!  With the Alter-G we can start you on the road to recovery sooner and scientifically progress you forward by gradually adding a percent of your body weight back as your body strengthens and adapts.  This minimizes impact and torsion forces that can lead to injury.  Runners and athletes who want to increase their mileage but minimize their risk of injury can now do so with the AlterG technology.  Even older runners who have decreased their mileage or stopped running altogether can run pain-free on the AlterG due to less stress on their joints.

Read through case studies of SDRI patients who have benefitted from using the AlterG Treadmill in their rehabilitation.

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Proper Injury Assesment

Ignoring any type of sports injury or musculoskeletal pain for too long can lead to various negative changes to your body. These changes can cause the injury to worsen and further damage the muscle and tissue that sustained the initial injury or even result in compensation injuries. Now, a minor injury that would have normally taken a couple of days to heal may take significantly longer.  Proper assesment is extremely important in identifying and designing a comprehensive and effective healing and rehabilitation strategy.   If the injury is not rehabilitated properly, healing times will be slow and this injury can turn into a chronic problem and reoccur.  Proper treatment can be beneficial in helping the athlete return to their prior level of fitness and their sporting activity as well as h