Sports Injury Treatment in Missouri and Illinois

Learn about sports injury treatment options
Missouri Locations

Bridgeton (MO) Office
3445 Bridgeland Drive
Bridgeton, MO 63044
(314) 739-7100


South County (MO) Office
5139 Mattis Road
Suite 1020
St Louis, MO 63128
(314) 909-1920


Festus (MO) Office
1390 US Highway 61
Suite G1000
Festus, MO 63028
(636) 937-3338


Tesson Ferry (MO) Office
13303 Tesson Ferry Road
Suite 150
St. Louis, MO 63128
(314) 909-1920


Watson (MO) Office
3824 Watson Road
St. Louis, MO 63109
(314) 352-5436

Whether you are a professional athlete or play sports just for fun, the demands made on your feet and lower limbs can lead to a range of injuries, including blisters, sprained ankles, torn ligaments, shin splints (leg pain), knee pain, low back pain and other joint or muscle problems. Added to these are common complaints such as corns, calluses and Athlete’s foot. Your running style, poor footwear and even minor limb length differences can also contribute to sports injury.

Visiting a podiatrist like Dr. Lindsay Barth should be your fist step towards getting back on your feet after a sports injury. Dr. Barth can not only help treat your current foot or ankle pain, but also provide you with helpful tips to prevent future sports injuries.

Here are some tips for athletic foot care:

  • Wash your feet every day, and dry thoroughly.
  • Wear only good-quality, well-fitting cotton socks.
  • Always use the correct shoe for each sport and surface.
  • Get in shape. Being overweight or out of shape places added stress on the feet. Condition yourself gradually with stretching exercises for 15-20 minutes before starting and after any activity (“warm-up” and “warm-down”).
  • Wear correct shoes. Footwear should be given the same consideration as any other piece of sporting equipment. Sports shoes should protect as much as possible, be durable, and should be right for the sport and surface. If running, the shoe should have adequate cushioning in the mid-sole and a flared heel for stability.
Illinois Locations

Alton (IL) Office
3505 College Avenue
Suite B
Alton, IL 62002
(618) 462-9695


Columbia (IL) Office
1000 Eleven South
Suite 3C
Columbia, IL 62236
(618) 236-7444


Edwardsville (IL) Office
235 B South Main Street
Edwardsville, IL 62025
(618) 307-9015


O'Fallon (IL) Office
784 Wall Street
Suite C
O'Fallon, IL 62269
(618) 236-7444


Pinckneyville (IL) Office
5383 State Route 154
Pinckneyville, IL 62269
(618) 236-7444


Red Bud (IL) Office
325 Spring Street
Red Bud, IL 62278
(618) 236-7444


Waterloo (IL) Office
509 Hamacher Street
Waterloo, IL 62298
(618) 236-7444

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