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Common Foot Injuries Experienced by Football Players

Monday, 21 September 2020 00:00

As we approach fall, we hit the heart of football season. While many of us enjoy football, it can be a high-risk sport, and it is important to understand the potential risks involved. One common injury is turf toe which is another name for a sprain of the metatarsophalangeal joint, the largest joint in the big toe. High ankle sprains, which are more severe than low ankle sprains, occur when the ligaments that connect the tibia and fibula bones are affected. Achilles tendon ruptures are common as well, and these are a result of a sudden change in direction or explosion. Lastly, because of the high amount of contact, broken bones in the feet and ankles are common. If you have experienced an injury to your feet or ankles while playing football, it is important to consult with a podiatrist for a proper 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 Dr. Nicholas Przystawski of Central Florida Foot Care, PA. Our doctor 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 Leesburg, FL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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