Podiatrists have several options for treatments with sports medicine, ranging from nonsurgical to surgical options. Common sports injuries include ankle sprains, fractures, and tendinitis.Podiatrists of Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic treat many types of sports related injuries and athletes from all skill ranges and ages. Custom orthotic shoe inserts are one option that is noninvasive. For tissue injuries, extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) can be prescribed. It is a weekly treatment in the office that needs no anesthesia, needles, shots or pills. It’s slightly uncomfortable, but not painful. With ESWT, the soundwaves are applied to help stimulate a new healing response from your body to the injured tissue. The treatment takes 15-20 minutes, and you can go about your day afterwards. We do this weekly for 4-6 weeks to stimulate healing in the tissue.Our doctors take a holistic approach to sports medicine and will look at all aspects of your lifestyle to deepen their understanding of the entire process and get you back in the game. This encompasses the psychology and dieting needs from your activity.