The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine


Tennis: Foot and ankle injuries on hardcourt, grass, or clay

When people think about injuries resulting from tennis, the first thing that pops into their head is “tennis elbow”, a condition that isn’t always even associated with tennis anymore. Less well-known, but even more common, are foot injuries resulting from tennis. After all, it is a game of constant running and sudden stops. Players sprint across the court and contort their bodies to get into position. As important as arm strength and angles are, having a firm base is just as valuable for a tennis player.

tennis court from low angle with Tennis player in action.

Because of this, tennis players frequently suffer foot and ankle injuries, and also develop chronic conditions. In order to get back on the court, players have to have their injuries and longer-term problems accurately diagnosed so that a unique treatment that works for them can be developed. At the Center for Podiatric Health and Sports Medicine, we use the latest technology and our decades of experience both as doctors and athletes to make sure you receive the finest treatment. Some common tennis injuries to the foot and ankle include:

    ●Plantar fasciitis
    ●Peroneal tendon injuries
    ●Achilles tendonitis
    ●Tennis leg
    ●Ankle sprains

We’re proud of our deep connection to tennis: Dr. Geldwert served as the tournament Podiatrist for WTA tennis tournament in Mahwah, NJ for 10 years.

Tennis is a game of fluidity and of power, and there is a lot of stress on the feet. Any player has to be aware of the impact tennis has on their feet and ankles, and needs to make sure that nagging issues don’t become long-term problems. At the Center for Podiatric Health and Sports Medicine, we make sure to get you back on the court, no matter what surface you prefer.

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!