From professional athlete to the weekend warrior, lower leg and foot injuries are a common occurrence. According to research 25% of athletic injuries are sports podiatry related. Some common athletic injuries which can occur are:
Achilles tendonitis: The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body and used in walking, running and jumping. With poor flexibility, improper foot mechanics and over use, the tendon may become inflamed and, with time, degenerate. This can cause pain and swelling behind the heel and back of leg. Sports Podiatry can help repair or recover this issue.
Plantarfascitis: When the band of tissue of the arch (plantarfascia) becomes strained and inflamed from excessive stress and poor foot mechanics the arch or heel may become irritated and painful.
Stress fracture: A small crack in the bones of the foot or lower leg causing pain and swelling. Usually occurs due to repetitive stress on the feet and legs.
Ankle sprains: Due to a twisting of the foot or ankle causing damage to ligaments of the ankle. This can lead to pain, swelling and weakness of the ankle.
Here at Treasure Coast Podiatry our team of well-trained experienced physicians will evaluate your injuries and provide you with specialized Sports Podiatry treatment with a personal approach.