Sports medicine involves treating injuries and chronic pain-causing conditions, in addition to promoting healing and strength. Top-rated board-certified podiatrist Henry Tseng, DPM, offers comprehensive sports medicine management and custom-molded orthotics for athletes at his private practice, Dr. Henry Tseng. You can book your sports medicine evaluation online, or you can call the West Covina or Alhambra, California, clinic locations directly.

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What is sports medicine?

You have dozens of tendons, bones, ligaments, and muscles in each of your feet and ankles. They work seamlessly together to provide support and mobility with each step you take. But because your lower extremities are under added stress as an athlete, you risk suffering from injuries or chronic conditions.

Sports medicine involves treating any injuries or pain you may have. It also includes preventive measures, like learning strengthening and stretching exercises or getting fitted for custom orthotics, to prevent future injuries. The goal of sports medicine is to keep you performing at your best, even if you’ve suffered from a sports injury in the past.

When should I see a sports medicine specialist?

As you probably know, it’s important to get started on treatment with a sports medicine specialist, like Dr. Tseng, if you experience any kind of pain or inflammation during or after your sporting activity. But you should also schedule a sports medicine evaluation at the office of Dr. Henry Tseng if you:

  • Are new to a sport or exercise
  • Have a history of sports injuries
  • Are developing calluses or corns
  • Have athlete’s foot or a fungal nail infection
  • Feel numbness, tingling, or burning in your lower extremities

Dr. Tseng provides sports medicine care to treat any underlying issues you may have and prevent further issues, so you can reduce your chances of having to spend another day on the sidelines.

Which type of sports medicine treatment do I need?

Dr. Tseng personalizes a sports medicine management plan that’s tailored to your health history, as well as the particular sport you play. Your sports medicine treatment may include:

  • Acupuncture
  • Physical therapy
  • Corn or callus removal
  • Treatment for infections
  • Soothing Mighty Balm ointment
  • Range-of-motion and strengthening exercises
  • Multiwave locked system (MLS) laser sessions (to reduce pain and increase circulation)

Dr. Tseng even has extensive training in minimally invasive surgical procedures. If you have a sports injury that requires surgical repair, such as a complex bone fracture or severe ankle sprain, Dr. Tseng can perform your surgery and care for you throughout your recovery period. He helps you get back into training as quickly as possible.

Do I need orthotics for sports?

In many cases, getting fitted for custom orthotics can help improve healing after surgery or injury, prevent sports injuries, and even minimize pain and inflammation you experience as an athlete. Your custom orthotics from the office of Dr. Henry Tseng can help with all types of sports injuries and ailments including:

  • Arthritis
  • Heel spurs
  • Muscle strains  
  • Ankle sprains
  • Stress fractures
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Morton’s neuroma  

Dr. Tseng designs your orthotics right in the office and has them fabricated at a specialized lab, so you won’t have to go anywhere else to get fitted for orthotics.

What are the benefits of sports orthotics?

At the office of Dr. Henry Tseng, your custom sports medicine orthotics are made with advanced reflexology and magnetic technologies. After all, Dr. Tseng specializes in combining both Eastern and Western medicine for unique custom orthotic designs. These orthoses can improve circulation and your flow of qi (chi), for superior pain-relieving and healing benefits.

Applying rare earth magnets to targeted areas of your feet gives you the control you need biomechanically, as well as the added therapeutic benefits. Dr. Tseng’s blend of orthotics that provide functionality, reflexology, and magnetic medicine, help you get relief from an array of sports injuries and complications.

Plus, because prescription orthotics from the office of Dr. Henry Tseng correct your feet and ankle alignment and improve blood flow, the benefits go beyond your lower extremities. Personalized orthotics can even help alleviate ongoing pain in your knees, hips, and lower back, so you can perform at your best.    

Book your sports medicine examination at the office of Dr. Henry Tseng today. Click the online booking feature or call either office to schedule.