Sports Medicine is always an exciting adventure. There are so many individual sports played that unfortunately have their own unique forms of injuries. It is our challenge to review and understand the nature and mechanics of the injury involved. We will carefully pick apart what occurred either at the time of occurrence or was it something done in the past that is now raising its ugly head? Having participated and enjoying most sports, this is especially an interest in our practice.
Some foot related sports injuries we treat are:
Plantar Fasciitis- Usually described as gradual or sudden onset of deep heel pain first thing in the morning standing up or again after sitting for period of time then standing up feeling instant pain under heel or into arch of foot. This condition is associated with heel spurs.
Achilles Tendon injuries- Injury to the Achilles Tendon with pain at back of heel bone or along tendon up into the back of the leg do to sudden jerk, slip or fall or simply overuse with running or exercises, jumping or excessive stretching or lifting heavy objects.
Ankle Sprain- The ligaments that hold the ankle bones in place can easily be overstretched.
Shin Splints- The tissue that attaches the muscles of your lower leg to the shin bone may be pulling away from the bone, or it may be inflamed from overuse.
Turf Toe- Sprain or injury to the big toe usually from excessive upward bending of the big toe joint. Sometimes brought on from repetitive running or jumping at push off of the big toe joint, also associated at times with sesamoiditis.