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Ankle sprains are common in sports injuries and can occur due to sudden impact or twisting of the ankle. Quick evaluation and treatment by a trained specialist is important to make sure the “sprain” is not actually an ankle fracture. Treatment for a fracture is much different for that of a sprain. An ankle sprain that hasn’t been healed and strengthened properly is more likely to suffer repeated sprains, leading to chronic ankle instability.
Athletes are at high risk for developing disorders of the Achilles tendon. One of the more common disorders is Achilles tendonitis, an inflammation of the tendon that runs down the back of the lower leg. This can lead to progressive degeneration of the tendon. A sudden increase of a repetitive activity, leading to micro-injury of the tendon fibers, can cause these conditions.
Heel pain can be the result of plantar fasciitis or stress fractures. Faulty foot mechanics are one of the most common reasons plantar fasciitis occurs. It can also be the result of wearing shoes that are not designed for the sport in which you’re participating.
Morton’s neuroma is a thickening of nerve tissue located in the balls of the feet. This results from compression and irritation of the nerves. It can be caused by activities that involve repetitive irritation to the ball of the foot, such as running or sports such as tennis. The symptoms of Morton’s neuroma will start gradually and will come and go when the nerve is irritated through activity. It’s important to have it treated early on before the damage becomes more severe.
For all sport injuries related to the foot and ankle, visit Coastal Podiatry, LLC in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.
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