Sports Medicine Specialist

Arya Foot & Ankle

Board Certified Podiatrist located in Phoenix and greater Scottsdale, AZ

As an active person, you need health care providers who know how to help you stay healthy, vital, and at your peak. At Arya Foot & Ankle, experienced sports medicine podiatrist Shylaja Arya, DPM, understands the athlete's mentality and needs because she’s a longtime avid athlete herself. Dr. Arya is a foot doctor who offers comprehensive foot and ankle care, with a special focus on injury prevention so you can resume activity with confidence. Call the Phoenix, Arizona, office or book an appointment online today.

Sports Medicine

Who needs podiatric sports medicine care?

Nearly all athletes, from little leaguers to Olympians, need podiatric sports medicine care. The reason for this is simple: your whole-body stability and function starts from the ground up. You need stable and healthy feet and ankles for good knee, hip, back, shoulder, and neck function. 

At Arya Foot & Ankle, Dr. Arya treats athletes from many different areas of sports, including:

  • Dance
  • Walking
  • Running
  • Baseball
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • Hiking

Whether your sport is a solitary one (like the occasional mountain hike) or a daily rigorous team sport, podiatric care can help you function at your peak. 

What kinds of sports medicine treatments are available?

At Arya Foot & Ankle, Dr. Arya uses a range of different sports medicine treatments for conditions like plantar fasciitis, stress fractures, tendinitis, and ankle inflammation. Options include:

  • Medication
  • Bone stimulators and vitamins supplements
  • Braces and splints
  • Custom orthotics
  • Regenerative medicine like amniotic membrane injections
  • Corticosteroid and anesthetic injections

As an athlete herself, Dr. Arya understands how anxious you are to get back to your sport. She never tells a patient that they have to give up their sport or active lifestyle forever. Instead, she partners with every patient to create highly personalized recovery plans that meet their unique lifestyle and goals. 

In addition to getting you out of pain, Dr. Arya focuses on your long-term wellness. She’s here to help you continue doing the things you love in the safest and most effective way. 

You’ll learn the best in preventive care techniques so you never have to play scared or feel worried about hurting yourself.

Am I wearing the right shoes for my sport?

Many athletes wonder if their shoes improve function or cause additional problems. The best way to know is a shoe gear analysis at Arya Foot & Ankle. During a shoe gear analysis, Dr. Arya expertly assesses the design and structure of your shoes. 

Her goal with a shoe gear analysis is to get you into the proper shoes as soon as possible. Simply by changing your shoes, you can reduce injury risk and maximize your efficiency.

Arya Foot & Ankle is here to help athletes get back to the game stronger and better than ever. Call the office or book your appointment online today.

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