South Sound Foot & Ankle
Podiatric Medicine and Surgery & Diabetic Wound Care Specialist located in Olympia, WA
Sports medicine is focused on personalized care and nonsurgical innovative treatment methods that can assist your body’s natural healing processes. It allows for a smooth and efficient recovery and can effectively treat sports injuries. At South Sound Foot & Ankle in Olympia, Washington, caring podiatrist Mark Hopkins, DPM, specializes in sports medicine and provides revolutionary treatments like stem cell therapy. From boosting functioning to easing arthritis, call South Sound Foot & Ankle or book online today.
Sports Medicine Q&A
What are the most common sports injuries?
South Sound Foot & Ankle treats a wide range of sports injuries, including:
- Sprains and strains
- Achilles tendon rupture or tear
- Cartilage injuries
- Arthritis and joint degeneration
Sports medicine physicians have extensive knowledge and expertise in preventing illness and injuries in professional athletes, active teens and adults who play sports or exercise, and people with physically demanding careers, such as construction workers.
What are some of the available sports medicine treatments?
Dr. Hopkins provides a number of sports medicine services and effective treatment options, such as:
- Stem cell therapy
- Physical therapy
- Lifestyle changes and nutritional counseling
- Pain-relieving injections
- Assistive devices, such as splinting and bracing
- Ice and heat therapy
Dr. Hopkins is highly qualified when it comes to caring for sports injuries. He can help you recover and get back in the game.
Dr. Hopkins provides surgical and conservative care for foot and ankle sprains, tendinitis, arthritis, and other podiatric conditions.
Dr. Hopkins has previous experience functioning as as team doctor at the highschool and college level for volleyball, soccer, football, and ballet in the greater Seattle area.
What is the goal of sports medicine?
The goal of sports medicine treatment is to get you back to full function so you can return to your sport with enhanced performance and in better condition than before. Dr. Hopkins teaches you the best ways to avoid the same injury in the future.
Many sports injuries and other injuries that don’t need emergency medical attention can usually be successfully treated over time with sports medicine.
What is stem cell treatment?
Stem cells are primitive cells that can self-replicate, decrease inflammation, and differentiate into multiple tissues.
Dr. Hopkins naturally harvests these cells from your bone marrow, fat tissue, or blood before carefully injecting them into the target area. Stem cells can be effectively used to treat many types of degeneration and chronic pain. Stem cell therapy can be especially beneficial for arthritis, and many other inflammatory and pain conditions.
Ask Dr. Hopkins if stem cells can help you on your road to recovery.
Sports medicine is taking the podiatric field by storm, find out how by calling South Sound Foot & Ankle or scheduling online today.