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Dangerous Sports for Feet and Ankles

Participating in sports is not only fun, but it also supports physical fitness and teaches teamwork. However, sports can also be dangerous. Some sports like football, basketball, soccer, tennis, and running have more potential to lead to foot and ankle injuries than others. These sports have a high risk of causing Achilles tendonitis and ankle sprains, in addition to blisters, turf toe, stress fractures, metatarsal fractures, ankle impingement, and plantar fasciitis. Athletes can help prevent injuries by warming up, gradually increasing movement, wearing well-fitting footwear for their sport, and using other protective gear. If you suffer from a foot or ankle injury while playing sports, see a podiatrist for an informed diagnosis and treatment.

Sports related foot and ankle injuries require proper treatment before players can go back to their regular routines. For more information, contact one of our podiatrists of Harlis Family Foot and Ankle. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Sports Related Foot and Ankle Injuries

Foot and ankle injuries are a common occurrence when it comes to athletes of any sport. While many athletes dismiss the initial aches and pains, the truth is that ignoring potential foot and ankle injuries can lead to serious problems. As athletes continue to place pressure and strain the area further, a mild injury can turn into something as serious as a rupture and may lead to a permanent disability. There are many factors that contribute to sports related foot and ankle injuries, which include failure to warm up properly, not providing support or wearing bad footwear. Common injuries and conditions athletes face, including:

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Fasciosis
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains

Sports related injuries are commonly treated using the RICE method. This includes rest, applying ice to the injured area, compression and elevating the ankle. More serious sprains and injuries may require surgery, which could include arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery. Rehabilitation and therapy may also be required in order to get any recovering athlete to become fully functional again. Any unusual aches and pains an athlete sustains must be evaluated by a licensed, reputable medical professional.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Port St. Lucie, FL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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