Freshman Walker Duncan was seen walking with crutches and his foot in a walking boot late January at the Dan Magill Tennis Courts. Duncan discovered he had sustained a stress reaction in his metatarsals, which will require recovery time off the tennis courts. He “was feeling some pain in my foot and I played through it,” which led to him getting a MRI.
Sports related foot and ankle injuries need proper treatment before players can go back to their regular routines. If you have any concerns, visit Dr. Carl Ingrassia of Fords Foot and Ankle Care. Our doctor can treat your pain as well as any other foot or ankle condition.
Sport Related Foot and Ankle Injuries
Foot and ankle injuries are a common occurrence when it comes to athletes of any sport. While many athletes dismiss the initial aches and pains, the truth is that ignoring potential foot and ankle injuries can lead to serious problems. As athletes continue to place pressure and strain the area further, a mild injury can turn into something as serious as a rupture and may lead to a permanent disability. There are many factors that contribute to sports related foot and ankle injuries, which include failure to warm up properly, not providing support or wearing bad footwear. Common injuries and conditions athletes face, including:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Plantar Fasciosis
- Achilles Tendinitis
- Achilles Tendon Rupture
- Ankle Sprains
Sports-related injuries are commonly treated using the RICE method. This includes rest, applying ice to the injured area, compression and elevating the ankle. More serious sprains and injuries may require surgery, which could include arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery. Rehabilitation and therapy may also be required in order to get any recovering athlete to become fully functional again. Any unusual aches and pains an athlete sustains must be evaluated by a licensed, reputable medical professional.
If you have any questions, please contact our office in Fords, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.