Athletes, or those who are frequently involved in sporting activities, are generally at a higher risk of getting a foot or ankle injury. Overuse and intense pressure put on the muscles, ligaments, and tendons of the lower extremity region are typically caused by repetitive motions. This in turn will often cause stress and lead to injury of the foot or ankle. Some of the most common injuries caused by sporting activities include ankle sprains, peroneal tendonitis, stress fractures, chronic ankle instability, heel pain, injury to the Achilles tendon, and injury to the sesamoid bones.
From the constant impact of a runner’s feet on the pavement to the jumping, sprinting and pivoting of those participating in field and court sports, foot and ankle health is vital to performing at a high level. Unfortunately, the feet and ankles are prime candidates for injuries, so educating oneself on the importance of foot and ankle care, and on potential injuries, can help in the prevention of foot and ankle issues. Sports with high rates of foot and ankle injuries include Baseball, Basketball, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Rugby, Running, Soccer, Softball, Tennis and Volleyball.
Here at Charlestown Podiatry Clinic, we have the skills and experience to treat patients with all types of podiatry requirements. Our clients range from children to the elderly and everyone else in between. We treat athletes’ injuries from the elite to social levels and have developed quite a reputation amongst the sporting community.