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Swimming: Don’t let foot and ankle injuries leave you high and dry

Swimming might not seem like a sport or skill where you don’t run into too many ankle or foot injuries, but they are more common than you might think. Swimmers frequently damage their feet while making turns, even with something as seemingly-ignorable as smacking their feet on the wall while turning. The repetition of motion, with feel going in and out of the water, also causes stress. Sprains and tears are common, as are more chronic conditions.

Due to the challenging nature of properly diagnosing a swimming-related foot injury, you want to make sure you go to a clinic where they combine decades of experience with the latest technology. The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine is just that place. Our skilled and compassionate doctors are experts in athletic injuries, and make sure that any treatment is right for you. There is no blanket solution to an individual’s problem, and we treat every patient like an individual.

Young muscular swimmer jumping from starting block in a swimming

Some common swimming-related foot injuries/conditions include:

    ●Bruised foot
    ●Achilles tendinitis
    ●Fungal infections
    ●warts

Swimmers put their body through a lot, for that thrill of gliding through the water, leaving the ground behind. It can be a rough sport, and you need doctors who understand that, and who are prepared to help you at every step of the way. Let the Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine get you back in the pool.

If you have suffered a swimming-related injury or a long-term condition, please come in and see the dedicated staff at the Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine. Contact us to find out more!