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Soccer Related Ankle Injuries

Tuesday, 17 October 2023 00:00

In soccer, ankle injuries are quite common. These injuries often affect the ligaments that hold the ankle joint together, which can change how the ankle works. The most common injury is a sprained ankle, and it is usually treated without surgery. Instead, the focus is on preventing future sprains and long term problems. Sometimes, repeated ankle injuries can lead to chronic ankle instability, where the ankle becomes less stable. Chronic ankle injuries, stress fractures, and high ankle sprains may need surgery to fix the ligaments and other issues. If you have sustained an ankle injury while playing soccer, it is suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist for proper care and treatment to prevent lingering ankle issues.

Sports related foot and ankle injuries require proper treatment before players can go back to their regular routines. For more information, contact Massimo Pietrantoni, DPM of Rochester Podiatry, LLP. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Sports 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 feel free to contact one of our offices located in Brighton and Greece of Rochester, NY . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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