Syamak Yamini, DPM, FACFAS
Podiatrist located in Porter Ranch, CA, Westwood, CA, Encino, CA and Los Angeles, CA
Your ankles and feet bear the majority of the impact during weight-bearing activities, which leaves them susceptible to injury. As a sports medicine podiatrist, Dr. Syamak Yamini offers the most effective therapies to keep your feet strong and healthy. To discuss preventive techniques, acquire proper footwear, examine your foot mechanics, or heal from an injury, book an appointment with Dr. Yamini at Porter Ranch, Encino, or Los Angeles, California. Call or use the convenient online scheduler today to get on the calendar.
Sports Medicine Q & A
What’s the purpose of sports medicine?
Sports medicine is a branch of medical practice devoted to preventing and healing athletic injuries and improving athletic performance. In the field of podiatry, sports medicine focuses on any injury or biomechanical issue affecting your ankle, foot, or toes.
What common conditions does Dr. Yamini help with?
If you experience any of the following, see Dr. Yamini to promote recovery and return to your favorite activity:
- Sprains and strains
- Stress fractures
- Broken ankles, feet, or toes
- Ankle and foot weaknesses
What treatments are available for athletes?
Dr. Yamini starts with conservative, non-surgical therapies for foot-related conditions. He uses a variety of approaches, including exercise, splinting, orthotics, and gait adjustments, to address your athletic foot concerns.
Foot strength is paramount for any weight-bearing activity. Dr. Yamini equips you with the most effective ankle and foot exercises to build functional strength and flexibility.
Dr. Yamini can evaluate your foot’s position during movements related to your sport. By examining the location of the wear on your shoes, he can also tell if you favor one side or have abnormal arches. With that information, he can make footwear and form recommendations.
If you need help finding the right footwear for your sport, Dr. Yamini provides recommendations. He also offers custom orthotic inserts to enhance your foot’s position.
Wraps, tapes, and splints are assistive devices that provide support for your feet and ankles. Dr. Yamini shows you how to use them if he determines they are beneficial. He may also have you wear other assistive devices to enhance recovery when you’re not on the field.
When should I see the doctor?
See Dr. Yamini if any of the following situations apply to you:
- You want to get better at your sport
- You have pain in your ankle, foot, or toes
- You experience swelling after practices and games
- You have an accompanying condition such as diabetes or arthritis
- You sustain an injury to your foot
Make an appointment at his offices in Porter Ranch or Los Angeles, California by making a call or using the online scheduler.