John R. Senatore, DPM
Podiatry located in Baltimore, MD & Towson, MD
Painful feet or ankle injuries seriously interfere with your ability to live an active lifestyle. As a runner, John Senatore, DPM, understands the frustration of foot injuries and does everything to help you get back to play as soon as possible. He provides comprehensive sports medicine care at Union Podiatry to patients in Baltimore and Towson, Maryland. Call the nearest location today or use the online tool to request a sports medicine appointment.
Sports Medicine Q & A
What is involved in sports medicine?
As a sports medicine specialist, Dr. Senatore evaluates and treats sports-related injuries. Sports injuries can occur during any type of exercise, but certain activities can increase your chances of injuring your foot and ankle, such as:
Participating in a sport that includes a lot of jumping or that requires you to wear tight-fitting shoes puts you at risk of foot injuries, too.
Dr. Senatore provides complete care for all types of sports injuries so you can recover safely and get back to the activities you love. A runner himself, the doctor relates to athletes of all levels and knows how important it is to perform at high levels without pain.
When should I see a sports medicine podiatrist?
You should reach out to Union Podiatry at the first sign of any problem in your feet or ankles.
A sports injury can show up as pain in the foot, heel, toes, or ankle. You may experience weakness, stiffness, swelling, or difficulty moving the joint. Visible deformity, bruising, and an inability to use your leg are signs of a serious injury that needs immediate care.
What types of injuries does a sports medicine specialist treat?
Sports injuries aren’t always a result of a tackle, trip, or fall. They often result from preventable issues like failing to stretch and warm up properly to wearing the wrong type of shoes. Dr. Senatore treats a wide variety of injuries, including:
Achilles tendinitis affects the tendon that attaches your calf muscle to your heel. You usually develop Achilles tendinitis due to overuse and repetitive stress. Gone untreated, Achilles tendinitis can cause compensatory pain in areas like the hips and knees, negatively affect performance, and lead to a serious rupture of the tendon.
Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the thick ligament that sits at the bottom of your foot. Overuse or increasing training too quickly can cause this ligament to become inflamed. Dr. Senatore offers several innovative treatments to resolve plantar fasciitis and other heel pain.
Hairline fractures in the foot and ankle can make sports play nearly impossible. These stress fractures often result due to repetitive movements and increasing intensity levels too quickly. Dr. Senatore treats stress fractures in the ankle and foot and can help educate you on the equipment and techniques to prevent them in the future.
Don’t hesitate to seek treatment for a sports injury, contact Union Podiatry by phone or request an appointment online.