5 Common Sports-Related Foot Injuries

March 27th, 2019

When athletes suffer a foot injury, such as stress fracture or plantar fasciitis, it can be life-changing – even if it’s just for a couple of weeks or months. Sitting on the sidelines is not what got you where you are, and it can be devastating for athletes to have to take time off because of a sport-related injury. If you are suffering from one of the following common sports-related foot injuries, call Dr. Verville at RNV Podiatry so she can help you recover quickly. 

 1. Stress Fracture

bunion treatment friscoStress fractures are most often experienced by men and women in Frisco who are athletes and participate in high-impact sports like running, basketball, tennis, football and gymnastics. Stress fractures happen when the feet experience repetitive stress and pressure. This type of fracture is not a broken bone, but instead, a stress fracture is a small crack in the surface of the bone. They usually occur in the middle of the foot and toward the front of the foot. Stress fractures should be diagnosed and treated by an experienced podiatrist like Dr. Verville of RNV Podiatry.

 2. Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is most often experienced by people in the Frisco area who spend a lot of time on their feet, or who are athletes. It occurs when the band of tissue (the plantar fascia) supporting the arch stretches and tears. Once this happens, it becomes inflamed and causes a lot of pain. Sufferers can experience pain in the heel or in the area of the arch. Dr. Verville can provide men and women with relief by recommending an effective course of treatment.

 3. Achilles Tendinitis

A common Frisco sports-related foot injury involves the Achilles tendon. This tendon is the largest tendon in the body, and when it is overused or as it wears down over time, Achilles tendinitis can occur. Many cases of Achilles tendinitis can be treated at home with Dr. Verville’s recommendations. It is important to note that if you do not treat your tendinitis properly, you risk tearing your Achilles tendon, which could require surgery to repair.

 4. Neuroma

If you have recently experienced pain in the ball of your foot or tingling or numbness, chances are you are suffering from a neuroma. This is a foot condition that occurs when a nerve in the foot becomes pinched. People who have neuroma also experience pain between their toes while walking. Neuromas can be a result of flat feet or high arches, overuse or extra stress on the foot, incorrect shoe size or style, or trauma to the foot. Dr. Verville can complete a full examination in her office to determine if you are suffering from a neuroma.

 5. Heel Spur

Heel spurs are calcium deposits that cause a bony protrusion on the heel bone. Heel spurs are caused when the plantar fascia stretches away from the heel. High arches or very flat feet can lead to heel spurs, as can running on hard surfaces and not wearing the correct shoes. Heel spurs can be very painful, but Dr. Verville can provide a customized treatment plan for her patients so they can resolve this issue quickly and get back to their normal activities.Call RNV Podiatry Today

Don’t let sports-related foot injuries like stress fractures keep you out of the game. Call Dr. Verville in her Frisco office today to schedule an appointment for a full examination of your feet and ankles. She will be able to give you an accurate diagnosis and set you up on a customized treatment plan, so you can get back to doing what you do best.

Call her office at (214) 385-8822!