Sports Medicine Specialist

Cortese Foot & Ankle Clinic

Podiatrists & Foot and Ankle Surgeons located in Normal, IL & Pontiac, IL

Sporting activities put an extreme demand on your feet and athletes are at a higher risk for injury. At Cortese Foot & Ankle Clinic, with two convenient locations in Normal and Pontiac, Illinois, Craig Cortese, DPM, FACFAS, Steve Yeschek, DPM, and Carl Cortese, BS, DPM, FACFAS, specialize in helping weekend warriors and athletes get back to their activities quickly through sports medicine. Schedule a sports medicine consultation today by calling the office nearest you or booking online.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine for the feet and ankles?

Sports medicine for your feet and ankles is like sports medicine for any other part of your body. The team at Cortese Foot & Ankle Clinic strives to treat any existing injuries while helping you prevent future ones and improving your overall athletic performance.

They’re seasoned in treating athletes and understand the toll specific sports can take on your feet. For example, football, baseball, and soccer players often have to contend with ankle stress due to the lateral movement their sport requires.


Can sports medicine be used to treat my injury?

If your foot or ankle was injured while playing your sport, don’t hesitate to visit any of the Cortese Foot & Ankle Clinic offices. The team works with you to diagnose the root cause of your injury so they can apply the right treatment, helping you heal as quickly as possible.

Some of the injuries they treat include:

  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Ankle fractures
  • Arch pain
  • Metatarsal fractures
  • Lisfranc joint injuries
  • Tendon injuries
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Sesamoid injuries (turf toe)
  • Shin splints
  • Toe fractures

The Cortese Foot & Ankle Clinic team is experienced in treating both acute and chronic foot and ankle injuries. Whether your foot or ankle pain came on suddenly after an injury or you have a nagging discomfort that won’t go away, they offer the treatment you need to get back to feeling — and performing — your best.

What does sports medicine include?

Your Cortese Foot & Ankle Clinic provider tailors a treatment plan to you. Your treatment could include anything from directed home care to a surgical procedure, depending on the severity of your injury and the best way to heal your foot or ankle.

You don’t have to wait until you have a glaring issue to seek care at Cortese Foot & Ankle Clinic, though. They can help you avoid injury in the first place, offering specific strengthening exercises, advice on the best shoes to wear, and orthotics for your shoes to keep your feet and ankles healthy, helping you optimize your athletic performance.

To learn more about the sports medicine care available at Cortese Foot & Ankle Clinic, call the office nearest you or schedule an appointment online.