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Ankle Sprains in Tennis Are a Common Court Injury

Tuesday, 05 March 2024 00:00

Ankle sprains can be a challenge for tennis enthusiasts, often a result of the fast-paced, lateral movements and abrupt stops inherent in the sport. The swift changes in direction, sudden pivots, and the need for explosive acceleration can place excessive strain on the ankle ligaments, making tennis players particularly susceptible to sprains. The lateral nature of the game, combined with the varying court surfaces, increases the risk of missteps and rolling the ankle. Symptoms of an ankle sprain include pain, swelling, bruising, and difficulty bearing weight on the affected foot. Timely and proper care is important for managing ankle sprains in tennis players. Care may consist rehabilitative exercises to regain strength and stability. Wearing supportive footwear and employing preventive strategies, such as ankle braces and adequate warm-ups, can help minimize the risk of ankle sprains and allow tennis enthusiasts to enjoy the game safely and sustainably. If you have sprained your ankle while playing tennis, it is suggested that you visit a podiatrist who can diagnose and treat this type of injury.

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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