Castle Rock Foot & Ankle Care -  - Podiatrists

Castle Rock Foot & Ankle Care

Podiatrists located in Castle Rock, CO

Sports Injuries Specialist

Sports injuries can affect a player’s ability to continue participating in certain activities. In some cases, surgery is required to repair severe damage to ligaments, tendons, and other structures. At Castle Rock Foot & Ankle Care, Dr. Jessica Herzog and Dr. Paul Stone evaluate each patient’s sports injury and determine the most appropriate course of treatment.

Sports Injuries Q & A

Castle Rock Foot & Ankle Care

What are Some Common Sports Injuries?

Sports injuries typically affect the knee, leg, ankle, and foot, although serious injuries can occur in other parts of the body. Some of the most common kinds of sports injuries include anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears in the knee, sprained ankles, hamstring strains, and shin splints. Other common injuries that affect athletes include ankle instability, Achilles tendon tears, and foot or ankle fractures. 

What Causes Sports Injuries?

There are several possible causes of sports injuries. These range from a failure to warm up before participating in sports to trauma caused by collisions with other players or equipment. Improper gear can also increase the risk of sports injuries, since this gear is designed to keep athletes safe and reduce impact, especially in football and other contact sports. Those who play sports that involve a lot of repetitive movement or sudden twists and turns, such as basketball, have a higher risk of tearing a tendon or ligament. Those who play rougher sports that involve tackling and other physical contact are more at risk of fractures and other serious injuries.

What are the Treatment Options for Sports Injuries?

Treatment options for sports injuries depend on the type of injury that occurred, the part of the body that is affected, and the severity of the injury. Mild injuries typically respond well to nonsurgical methods of treatment, such as elevating the affected part of the body, limiting activities for a certain period of time, and taking nonprescription pain relievers. More severe injuries might require physical therapy to keep the affected joint flexible and strong or surgery to correct or repair damage to certain structures, such as bones or ligaments. The amount of time it takes to recover from sports injuries depends on the type of treatment needed and the severity of the injury.

How Can I Lower My Risk of Sports Injuries?

Athletes and others who participate in sporting activities can lower the risk of injuries by taking time to properly warm up before playing. Other ways to reduce the risk of sports injuries include wearing proper gear and using the right equipment, and having a physical exam done to check for any conditions that could increase the risk of injury.


Major Insurance Providers Accepted. Here is a short list of the. Please contact the office if you do not see your provider listed.

Rocky Mountain Health Plans
United Healthcare

Words from our patients

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    "Definitely a premier foot & ankle operation and I would highly suggest Castle Rock Foot & Ankle Care to anyone who needs to get back on their feet."

    Max H.
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    " I highly recommend Castle Rock Foot and Ankle Care to everyone! I will be taking my parents there for their foot care as well!"

    Steve J.
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    "My experience with Dr. Herzog and all the staff was an extremely good one! I highly recommend Dr. Herzog!"

    Gary L.
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    "My experience with Castle Rock Foot & Ankle Care has been exceptional and I would highly recommend them for everything from orthotics to surgery."

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    "My feet issues will require lifelong care and I'm finally confident and stress free in knowing I have someone I can trust to do that. Thx Dr. Herzog."

    Andrew D.
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    "The office staff is all very nice to deal with. I've been very happy with him and would highly recommend this practice."

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    "The staff at Castle Rock Foot & Ankle Care are as nice and caring and competent as I've seen and together, they made a nasty ordeal as good as it could possibly be."

    Don B.
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    "Definitely a premier foot & ankle operation and I would highly suggest Castle Rock Foot & Ankle Care to anyone who needs to get back on their feet."

    Max H.
Castle Rock Foot & Ankle Care
2352 Meadows Boulevard, Suite 270
Castle Rock, CO 80109
Phone: 720-336-2142
Fax: (303) 814-0020
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