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The Most Common Sports Injuries in Ocala that We See at Our Offices

Sports are something that gives you exercise and enjoyment doing the physical activities you love. However, when you push things too far, it can lead to injuries that take time to recover.

According to John Hopkins University, sports injuries are becoming increasingly common from the no pain, no gain beliefs. The effects are more injuries in various sports that impact your mobility and health. Here are the most common sports injuries in Ocala that we see at our offices.

Achilles Injuries

The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body that goes from the back of your leg down to the heel. It is thick, durable, and helps you to walk and run effectively.

The constant walking and running in sports increases the odds that you will have an injury in this area. For example, if you are an avid runner, an Achilles injury impacts your ability to perform and takes time to recover. Typically, overuse leads to injuries that require our physical therapy services in Ocala to help you feel better.

We recommend stretching before doing any exercises and taking it easy when you feel pain in this area.

Marion County Podiatry is the expert that will help you to recover from your sports injuries. We understand the wear and tear your body takes and will assist you in feeling better.

Rotator Cuff Injuries

The rotator cuff is located on the inside of your shoulder and keeps it stable. These injuries are common with the repeating of different activities by moving the arm up and down. Some of the different sports where we see this injures the most include baseball, swimming, tennis, and weight lifting.

The symptoms of this injury are a pain in your shoulders, lifting your arm, and reaching behind your back. Typically, a rotator cuff injury takes time to recover from and you will need constant physical therapy and rest to recover.

We recommend contacting our offices when you start to experience pain in this area. Our trained staff will set up an appointment and look at what is happening to you.

Marion County Podiatry is the expert when it comes to rotator cuff injuries. We know what to do to diagnose the problem and create a plan so you can fully recover.


A strain develops when you hurt your ligament from repeated activities. It involves tearing or stretching the muscle tissue by overextending the ligament. Typically, mid strains are the most common form of repetitive motion exercises but can become severe when you are lifting, jumping, or running.

Sometimes, you can develop a strain when you quickly change directions. The symptoms include limited range of motion, sharp and sudden pain, bruising, and swelling.

We recommend visiting with us the moment you think you might have a strain. If you fail to investigate things further, the injury could become worse leading to less time playing your favorite sports.

Marion County Podiatry uses the latest techniques and technology to evaluate and treat your sprains. We can help you to understand what is happening and develop a plan so you can recover.

Don’t Live with the Pain!

These are some of the most common sports injuries in Ocala that we see a lot. Call Marion County Podiatry at 352-873-3332 or 352-531-4444 and let us help you to feel better.

We have two offices and are located in the Northeast and Southwest parts of Ocala, near I-75.

Carl M. Salvati, DPM
Carl M. Salvati, DPM completed a three year podiatric medical and surgical residency with reconstructive rearfoot and ankle training at Westside Regional Medical Center in Plantation, FL. During his time in residency, Dr Salvati had extensive experience in trauma, arthroscopy, diabetic limb salvage, and elective lower extremity procedures. He has an undergraduate BS BA degree from the University of Florida where he graduated cum laude and was a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society. He received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine in Miami, Florida. Dr. Salvati participated in various charitable endeavors including the Yucatan Crippled Children’s Project in Mexico. He is board certified by the American board of Podiatric Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Podiatric Medicine. He is also board certified in the sub-specialty of Amputation Prevention and Wound Care by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine. He has been Certified as a Wound Care Specialist Physician by the American Board of Wound Management. Dr Salvati is a dedicated and compassionate physician with extensive surgical and medical experience.

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