Dr. Loncarich and his staff at the Fondren orthopedic group strive to return the patient to an optimal level of functioning including sporting activities.  As an avid runner, Dr. Loncarich understands the goals of athletes from recreational to professional to return to their pre-injury level of functioning.  Evaluation will involve radiographs as well as advanced imaging studies including MRI and CAT scans as needed. Treatments may include physical therapy, injections, bracing and orthotics, periods of relative rest, as well as surgery.  A thorough discussion with the patient including the options of treatment and goals of treatment are important components in order to return the athlete to their activity.