Sports Injuries of the Foot and Ankle

Posted: May 3, 2016 10:12 am


While enjoying summertime activities such as: basketball, soccer, running, or cycling, anyone can have a mishap that leads to an injury.  For instance, did you know that you should always stretch and warm up prior to exercising or engaging in sports activities, including your feet and ankles?  Always wear shoes that fit properly and can absorb shock to prevent sports injuries along with always trying to run on flat surfaces.

Acute injuries occur suddenly. Signs of these injuries would include:  sudden severe pain, swelling, and not being able to place weight on ankle or foot.  Chronic injuries happen when sports are played over a long period of time.  Signs of these injuries would include:  pain when you play or exercise, dull ache when you rest, and swelling.  Never try to “work through” the pain because this can cause more harm.  You should be seen by a podiatrist as soon as possible to prevent further damage.

Did you know that the anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL) is involved in 85.3% of sprains, higher than any other ankle ligament?  25% of all sports injuries are related to the feet or ankles.  Here are the five most common foot and ankle injuries:   sprained ankle, turf toe, torn Achilles, plantar fasciitis, broken bones.

Our physician, Dr. Mussett has over 19 years of experience with sports injuries and is a surgeon of the ankle and foot.  His specialized training devoted to the foot and ankle make him the obvious choice to treat your injury.  We offer same day scheduling and in house x-rays, call our office today to schedule your appointment.


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