Q What are the most common sporting injuries to the foot and ankle?
You don’t have to be a professional or accomplished athlete to experience a foot or ankle injury. A quick pickup game in the backyard or being a weekend warrior puts you at risk for a variety of injuries. The reason for this is simple – in most sports, there are heavy stresses and demands put on the lower extremities. Overuse in training, an acute injury during a game and poor footwear could all lead to foot pain or an injury.
At our office in Palm Desert, CA we treat athletes and sports enthusiasts of all ages on a regular basis. There are several common injuries that we see and treat more than others. These include plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, blisters, Athlete’s foot, ingrown toenails, turf toe, ankle sprains, fractures, neuromas, metatarsalgia and sesamoiditis.
Even a minor problem can take you out of enjoying a sport that you love. Don’t stay sidelined for long – quick treatment often means a quick recovery and the best chance at keeping your feet healthy in the long run. Don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Harvey Danciger with any questions or for treatment. Call our office at (760) 568-0108 or request an appointment online.