LOCATED IN HONOLULU, HI
If you or a loved one gets injured playing sports, seeking treatment from a medical expert is the best way to heal quickly and ease troublesome pain. Podiatrist Ken G Sakuda, DPM located in Honolulu, Hawaii, specializes in diagnosing and treating sports injuries of the feet and ankles to get you back on the court, rink, waves, or field quickly. To book an evaluation for a sports injury, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
What are sports injuries?
Sports injuries include damage to bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, cartilage, or other musculoskeletal tissues. Injuries are common among athletes, but with the right treatment plan in place, they can often make full recoveries. Dr. Sakuda offers treatments for sports injuries involving the feet and ankles.
What are common sports injuries of the foot and ankle?
Examples of common sports injuries involving the feet and ankles include:
You might injure your foot or ankle by playing contact sports, overtraining, not training properly, age-related wear-and-tear, or falling. Seeking treatment at the first sign of an injury reduces the risk of more severe problems.
What are the symptoms of sports injuries?
The common signs and symptoms of sports injuries include:
Limited range of motion
You might be unable to bear weight on your foot or ankle after an injury. The injury may be mild and go away with at-home care, or severe and prevent you from playing sports or exercising at all without medical intervention.
How are sports injuries diagnosed?
Dr. Sakuda diagnoses sports injuries after reviewing your medical history, symptoms, and lifestyle. He examines your feet and ankles and may order blood tests, X-rays, an MRI, an ultrasound, or another imaging procedure to pinpoint your specific injury and how to best treat it.
How are sports injuries treated?
Dr. Sakuda’s love for all things sports translates into his passion for helping athletes get back to doing what they love without pain. To treat sports injuries, Dr. Sakuda may suggest home care, such as ice or heat packs, wearing a brace, or switching to lower-impact activities until an injury heals.
He also offers fracture care, wound care, physical therapy referrals, custom-fitted orthotics, athletic taping, laser therapy (celasers.com), ultrasound guided corticosteroid injections, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections, and surgery. Surgery is a last resort and only used when absolutely necessary. He follows up with you throughout your treatment to ensure it’s effective and you’re recovering comfortably.
To get evaluated for sports injuries in your foot or ankle, call our office or schedule an appointment online today.