Conquering Sports-Related Foot Problems

Published On: August 22, 2023

Participating in sports, especially summer sports, can be lots of fun. What’s not so much fun is when the inevitable injuries occur. Common injuries include fractures, sprains, shin splints, Runner’s knee, and more! Read on to learn more about these injuries and what we can do to help you get back out enjoying your sports.

Fractures
Stress fractures can develop from chronic excessive impact. Runners are particularly prone to these small cracks in the forefoot bones.
Sprains vs. Strains
Sprains are ligament injuries, whereas strains are damage to a muscle or tendon. Sprains often occur from falling. Strains can range from a simple overstretching of a muscle to a complete tear.
Bursitis
The inflammation of the fluid-filled sac (bursa) between the skin and your tendon is bursitis.
Metatarsalgia
Metatarsalgia is the general term for pain in the metatarsophalangeal joints (say that 10 times fast). There are many causes which can be diagnosed at Werkman, Boven & Associates.
Hamstring Injury
The muscles running up the back of the thigh, which help to straighten the hip and bend the knee, are weaker than your quadricep muscles, the muscles at the front. Your quad muscles can overpower and injure your hamstrings. The most immediate treatment is RICE:
R: Rest
I: Ice
C: Compression
E: Elevation

Other Concerns

The lesser-known sports-related injuries include ingrown toenailsfungal nail infectionsAthlete’s foot, and subungual hematomas (bleeding under the nail).

For assessments and treatments, visit your chiropodist today. Our team has the expertise to care for your injuries and foot problems. Request an appointment using the form below.

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