Football: Staying safe from your head to your toes
Most of the stories about injuries in football today are about concussions, and other long-term damages to the brain potentially caused by the sport. But while this may be a service, it allows people to forget about common foot-injuries caused by the sport. Football is a game with a lot of sudden starts and stops, and constant readjustment of position, where stopping suddenly is as important part of the game as starting quickly.
Because of this, foot and ankle injuries are relatively common in all levels of football. At the Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine, we diagnose and treat a number of football-related injuries every year. Typical football-related foot injuries include:
- ●Inversion ankle sprains
- ●Ankle fractures
- ●Metatarsal fractures
- ●Bone bruises
- ●Stress fractures
- ●Posterior Tibial Tendonitis
- ●Plantar fasciitis
- ●Turf toe
Football is a great game, but as with any other sports, it induces wear and tear on the foot, as well as the potential for a sudden injury. At the Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine, we pride ourselves on fully diagnosing your unique condition and coming up with a care regimen that works best for you.
If you have suffered a football-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!