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Sports Injuries

Coastal Foot & Ankle Center provides outstanding care to injured athletes and workers, because we know what it’s like to be part of team, whether it’s at work or on the field. Prior to becoming a foot and ankle surgeon, Dr. Christopher Calcagni was a placekicker for the Oklahoma State University football team.

As an athlete, Dr. Calcagni has the added perspective that is needed to relate to injured athletes who are eager to get back to playing. His education in podiatric medicine gives him a deeper understanding of the delicate foot and ankle structure than a typical orthopedic surgeon might understand. Dr. Calcagni’s entire medical career was focused on podiatry, so he is highly qualified to handle any injury to the foot or ankle.

Dr. Calcagni sees athletes of all ages, including kids.

Common sports injuries that affect the foot or ankle:

Sports injuries can happen to anyone. Your feet and ankles are susceptible to injury, especially if you engage in intense physical activity like soccer, running, or basketball. No matter what the activity is, stress is felt in the bones of your feet and ankles. When these give out, it is difficult to move without discomfort. Severe injuries to the ankle or foot can completely disable a person.

Dr. Calcagni can provide prompt and effective treatment for your injured ankle or foot. Before surgery has to happen, we can try more conservative treatment options such as PRP therapy.

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy

Platelets are responsible for forming blood clots at the site of an injury. These blood clots signal inflammation and other natural healing processes in your body. Platelet-rich plasma therapy is an injection made from your own plasma, extracted from a simple blood sample, that contains abundant healing and growth factors. The doctor can inject a high concentration of platelets directly to the injured area to jump start the healing process.

PRP therapy is often used for repairing a torn ligament or tendon, such as an achilles tendon tear.


Arthroscopy is a type of minimally invasive surgery that Dr. Calcagni can perform to repair damage to the achilles tendon. Because this procedure only requires two or three small incisions, patients and surgeons prefer this procedure. Arthroscopy is associated with a faster return to play for many athletes with ankle injuries.

Read more about foot and ankle surgery.

Advanced Sports Medicine for Foot and Ankle Injuries in Naples, Florida

In Naples, Florida, Coastal Foot & Ankle Center has the latest sports medicine treatments for foot and ankle injuries in addition to basic foot and ankle care, wound care, and reconstructive surgery. Why go anywhere else? Call us at (239) 596-7024 or request an appointment online now.