What’s your “me” time? How do you get your endorphins pumping? Whether you love running, weightlifting, or participating in a team sport, your activities are important to you.
We get it! But when a sports injury takes you away from doing what you love, you’re frustrated. You want to participate but it hurts too badly, which ruins all of the pleasure of the game. It’s times like these when you need the help of a podiatrist the most.
Stay Active With Treatment From a Sports Injury Podiatrist!
For active people, injuries are common. Regardless of whether you’re a professional or amateur, the fast-paced games, high endurance, and repetitive impact are enough to leave your feet injured.
We treat many people with conditions like yours at Martin Foot and Ankle. Here are some of the most common sports injuries we see in our York County offices.
Your Achilles tendon is essential for moving, running, and jumping. Because of how important this tendon is to your movement, it is devastating when it’s hurt. Tendonitis, or the inflammation of your tendon, will limit your mobility, cause you pain, and keep you off your feet.
Without treatment, this condition can worsen, which can lead to more serious health problems and longer periods off your feet. If you suspect tendonitis, see a podiatrist fast for relief and prevention of other, more serious, injuries.
Your ankles are flexible and durable. They move, twist, and rotate exactly how you need them to and when you need them to. If those movements and rotations go beyond what’s natural, you could cause a tear in the tendon and sprain your ankle.
Low ankle sprains, the kind that happen from excessive twisting of your tendon, can usually be treated with basic care. High ankle sprains, the ones that happen because of a strong force, usually require more care.
The plantar fascia is the tendon that runs along the bottom of your foot. As it becomes inflamed due to increased activity levels, it can cause you significant pain and discomfort. Without treatment, the inflammation and pain could lead to a more serious injury.
Metatarsalgia is a fancy term for a pain in the ball of your foot. It happens often in athletes that run or jump a lot. Without treatment it could cause more pain and irritation across the entire foot. The key to staying injury and pain free is to treat that pain and inflammation fast before it causes further damage.
Stress fractures are also common sports injuries. These fractures are caused by repetitive impacts on a certain part of your body. They are very common among runners and athletes who play high-impact sports. Unlike fractures that happen due to blunt force, they can be hard to notice.
If you feel any pain in the bones in your feet, ankles, or shins, talk to a podiatrist to be sure that you don’t have a stress fracture.
Turf toe is a sprain in your big toe. Although it might not sound like a serious injury, it can cause a tremendous amount of pain, keeping you out of the game and activities you love.
Get Back to Your Favorite Activities With Help From a Podiatrist
We know the frustration you’re experiencing by being held out of your favorite sports. Get back to doing what you love again with help from a podiatrist. Also, if your child has experienced a sports injury, their treatment may vary from what is recommended for adults. If you think you or your child could have any of these common sports injuries, call 717-757-3537 to schedule your appointment.