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By Dr. Pedram A. Hendizadeh
April 08, 2017
Category: Foot Injury
Tags: Sports Injuries   Foot Care   foot  

                           

Did you know that 25% of foot sports injuries experienced by the athletes is related to the foot and ankle? It is most especially if you are an athlete who is involved in any sport that will require you to jump and run. Sports which are often associated with the foot and ankle injuries more are running, basketball, soccer, dancing and football because they are placing a considerable performance demand on the feet.

Common Sports-Related Foot Injuries

Plantar fasciitis

It happens when the plantar fascia which is a band of tissue that supports the arch of your foot is subjected to a lot of stress more than it can handle. These muscles will become strained as a result of stress caused by them thus becoming inflamed at the bottom of your heel resulting in pain in that area. The good news is that you there are higher chances that you will be able to recover without having to go for surgery. With the overuse injuries, you will find the rest, ice and physical therapy to be beneficial and useful. Your doctor will mostly recommend you for calf stretches or any other exercise aimed at stretching your feet calves to relieve the pain.

Achilles tendinitis

It is a common foot and ankle problem. Achilles tendinitis is a condition which affects the Achilles tendons which are the largest muscle in your body. Like with all the other musculoskeletal injuries, it also occurs typically due to overuse mostly sports related and degeneration. Many cases of this kind can be treated without surgery depending on how severe and persistent it is. Reducing the amount of stress that you put on your Achilles' tendons is the key to recovery, and that is why patients are advised to rest. Also, it will help a lot to strengthen your calf muscles through reducing the intensity of exercises. Cortisone injections, shock therapy, and physical therapy are incredibly useful when it comes to treating the condition.

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