Sports Injuries Specialist

Sequoia Foot Care Group

Richard Motos, DPM, FACFAS

Podiatrist located in Visalia, CA

Between overuse, slips and falls, and even direct impact, a number of issues can cause sports injuries. Whether you have ongoing pain or an acute injury, board-certified podiatrist Richard Motos, DPM, FACFAS, can treat you right in the office at Sequoia Foot Care Group in Visalia, California. Booking a sports injury appointment is as easy as clicking on the online scheduler or calling the clinic directly.

Sports Injuries

Which sports injuries are most common?

Sports injuries include any type of ailment that causes pain or discomfort as a result of playing sports, exercising, or training. Some of the most common foot and ankle sports injuries athletes face include:

  • Ankle sprains
  • Shin splints
  • Broken bones
  • Stress fractures
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendonitis

Plus, if you’ve had a sports injury in the past and never had it treated properly, you’re more likely to suffer from a similar injury again.


When should I see a doctor for sports injuries?

You should schedule a sports injury evaluation at Sequoia Foot Care Group if you’re experiencing any sort of ongoing discomfort that’s affecting your sports performance, or that’s lingering on long after you’re off the field. It’s also important to have a sports injury exam if you experience:

  • Inability to bear weight on the affected foot
  • Visible bumps or deformities
  • Ankle joint instability
  • Inflammation or swelling
  • Redness or tenderness

Sequoia Foot Care Group is home to some of the most advanced diagnostic equipment available. Dr. Motos uses digital X-ray or ultrasound technology to efficiently diagnose your sports injury on the spot. Once he better understands the extent of your condition, he talks with you about your diagnosis and all possible sports injury treatments.


How are sports injuries treated?

The first step in treating a sports injury is relieving any current pain and inflammation, so you’re more comfortable. But Dr. Motos understands how devastating it can be to your training regimen to stay off your feet until you fully recover.

He designs personalized sports injury treatment plans to strengthen and rebuild damaged tissues, so you can gradually incorporate training exercises into your recovery program. Your sports injury treatment plan may include:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT)
  • Padding, taping, and strapping
  • Casting, splinting or bracing
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Activity modifications
  • Compression wrapping
  • Supportive shoes
  • Physical therapy
  • Custom orthotics

Dr. Motos can even perform minimally invasive surgery if needed, to repair tissues. Once Dr. Motos gets you started on treatment, he spends time counseling you on how to prevent future sports injuries. You can always expect comprehensive sports injury care at Sequoia Foot Care Group.

Before your sports injury keeps you on the sidelines another game, book an evaluation at Sequoia Foot Care Group. Schedule your sports injury exam online or over the phone.