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Soccer and Foot Problems

Tuesday, 12 December 2023 00:00

Proper foot care is essential for soccer players, as their feet are their primary tools on the field. Just like a carpenter maintains their tools, soccer players must take care of their feet to perform effectively. Parents whose children play soccer should regularly check their children's feet for any issues and teach them to promptly report any discomfort. Common foot issues in soccer players include abrasions, athlete's foot, blisters, calluses, and corns. Additionally, bruises, cysts, ingrown toenails, toenail loss may also become concerning foot conditions. Less common but serious issues like broken bones, bone bruises, bone spurs, and sprains should be treated by podiatrists promptly. If you are a parent or player, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist in advance to ensure proper care, if needed.

Ankle and foot injuries are common among athletes and in many sports. They can be caused by several problems and may be potentially serious. If you are feeling pain or think you were injured in a sporting event or when exercising, consult with Massimo Pietrantoni, DPM from Rochester Podiatry, LLP. Our doctor will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.

Common Injuries

The most common injuries that occur in sporting activities include:

  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Broken Foot
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Stress Fractures
  • Turf Toe


Symptoms vary depending upon the injury and in some cases, there may be no symptoms at all. However, in most cases, some form of symptom is experienced. Pain, aching, burning, bruising, tenderness, tightness or stiffness, sensation loss, difficulty moving, and swelling are the most common symptoms.


Just as symptoms vary depending upon the injury, so do treatment options. A common treatment method is known as the RICE method. This method involves rest, applying ice, compression and elevating the afflicted foot or ankle. If the injury appears to be more serious, surgery might be required, such as arthroscopic or reconstructive surgery. Lastly, rehabilitation or therapy might be needed to gain full functionality in the afflicted area. Any discomfort experienced by an athlete 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 care needs.

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