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Foot & Ankle Injuries in Sports

Mass General Brigham Sports Medicine provides athletes of all levels the highest standard of care across the full spectrum of foot and ankle conditions and injuries from a team of orthopaedic surgeons, physiatrists, podiatrists, radiologists and more. 

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Treating foot & ankle injuries in sports

Mass General Brigham Sports Medicine provides comprehensive medical care to treat a full range of acute and chronic foot and ankle injuries, sustained both on and off the playing field. No matter the sport, and no matter your skill level, you will receive the highest-quality care from a team of world-leading sports medicine experts, with a treatment and rehabilitation plan that is tailored to meet your unique goals. The Foot and Ankle team specializes in the treatment of athletes of all ages and skill levels, from intramural high school activities to competitive professional sports.

Your goals are our goals. Your determination is our determination. We will work closely with you, the individual, to treat your foot or ankle injury in a way that allows you to return to activity as quickly and safely as possible.

A team approach to patient-centered care

Our team of Mass General Brigham orthopaedic surgeons, physiatrists, podiatrists, physical therapists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, inpatient nurses, fellows and residents work together so that you receive the highest level of care and have access to the latest and most advanced medical technology in treating your foot and ankle injury. Our foot and ankle specialists work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that enables you to recover quickly and safely—all while ensuring your path is clear and your personal goals are at the heart of your care.

The team collaborates very closely within and across disciplines for every patient, so no matter where you seek care you will always benefit from the expertise of a network of providers from across the Mass General Brigham system. As you receive care, your team will communicate with each other to ensure that you are meeting every expected milestone in your recovery plan.

As athletes themselves, with deep-rooted experience treating fellow athletes of all ages and at all levels of play, Mass General Brigham foot and ankle clinicians—team doctors for the New England Patriots, Boston Bruins, New England Revolution, Boston Red Sox and Boston-area college and high school teams—understand that your sport is an integral part of who you are, and will communicate with you every step of the way to ensure that your goals are reflected in your treatment and rehabilitation plan.

Common foot & ankle injuries in sports

Mass General Brigham specializes in the full spectrum of foot and ankle conditions, including:

Foot & ankle injury treatment options

When you come for care, your doctor will discuss non-surgical and surgical treatment options with you. In some cases, non-operative treatments may be an option for your injured foot or ankle. Recommendations are based on you—your treatment and recovery goals and the type of ankle or foot injury. They may include:

  • Working with a physical therapist
  • Physical therapy
  • Injections
  • Wearing an ankle brace
  • Modifying activities until your ankle or foot injury has healed, particularly activities that can cause excessive stress like high-impact workouts or full-contact sports
  • Oral medications

If you and your care team determine that surgical treatment is required to treat your ankle or foot injury, our team will work with you to develop a treatment plan based on your individual needs and lifestyle.

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