It is estimated that 15 percent of athletic injuries are to the foot alone. The most common sports injuries to feet are the result of trauma or direct impact. These include fractures and sprains, broken toes, and turf toe.
Other frequent injuries are often the result of overuse, overly intense training, use of improper footwear, or abnormalities in the shape of the foot. Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain that may result from overtraining, but stress fractures along the foot and sesamoiditis in the ball of the foot can also cause plenty of trouble.
Sometimes an injury just comes as part of growing up. Sever’s disease often causes pain in the heels of athletes between 8-15 years of age due to a rapid growth spurt.
Whatever the cause of your sports injury, Dr. Harvey Danciger, DPM, has the experience and know-how to offer the best treatments for your condition. Call his Palm Desert office at (760) 568-0108 or use our online form to schedule an appointment today.