Lacrosse: Foot and ankle injuries in America’s fastest-growing youth sport
Take football and add sticks and precision, or soccer with more hand-eye coordination, and you have lacrosse, a sport that has gained enormous popularity in the last several decades. Lacrosse is a game that teaches its players a lot of valuable skills, but also can be rough on the feet and ankles. Lacrosse involves a lot of sprinting followed by quick stops, and values lateral movement, all of which increase wear and tear on the feet and ankles.
There are two types of lacrosse-related foot and ankle issues: injuries and chronic conditions. Both of these need to be treated, so that smaller issues don’t compound into larger ones that can haunt a patient their whole lives. At the Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine, we combine our decades of experience with the newest technology to make a diagnosis that fully evaluates the specific nature of your injury or condition, and come up with a unique treatment plan to get you back on the field as soon as possible.
Common lacrosse foot injuries include:
- ●Inversion ankle sprains
- ●Ankle fractures
- ●Metatarsal fractures
- ●Bone bruises
- ●Stress fractures
- ●Posterior Tibial Tendonitis
- ●Plantar fasciitis
A deep knowledge of Lacrosse needs: Dr. Minara and Dr. Geldwert are the Team Podiatrists for the NY Lizards(MLL)
Lacrosse teaches toughness, precision, teamwork, and individual skill. It takes a lot of practice and dedication. Nagging or catastrophic injuries and painful chronic conditions can take away time from the game you love. At the Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine, we work with you so you can keep playing the sport you love.
If you have suffered a lacrosse-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!