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Ankle Sprains Among Athletes

Monday, 24 August 2020 00:00

Ankle sprains are a common injury faced by athletes. The usual symptoms of an ankle sprain include pain, tenderness, swelling, bruising, and a restricted range of motion in the affected ankle. Ankle sprains are classified into three different categories by their level of severity. A Grade 1 sprain is considered mild and is characterized by ligaments stretched, but there is no tear. A Grade 2 sprain is characterized by a partial tear in the ligament and is known as the most common degree of an ankle sprain. A Grade 3 sprain is the most severe type, and is characterized by a complete tear in the ligament. If you suspect you have sprained your ankle, it is strongly recommended that you visit a podiatrist as soon as possible to begin treatment.

Sports related foot and ankle injuries require proper treatment before players can go back to their regular routines. For more information, contact one of our podiatrists of Foot Care Centers. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Sports Related Foot and Ankle Injuries

Foot and ankle injuries are a common occurrence when it comes to athletes of any sport. While many athletes dismiss the initial aches and pains, the truth is that ignoring potential foot and ankle injuries can lead to serious problems. As athletes continue to place pressure and strain the area further, a mild injury can turn into something as serious as a rupture and may lead to a permanent disability. There are many factors that contribute to sports related foot and ankle injuries, which include failure to warm up properly, not providing support or wearing bad footwear. Common injuries and conditions athletes face, including:

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Fasciosis
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains

Sports related injuries are commonly treated using the RICE method. This includes rest, applying ice to the injured area, compression and elevating the ankle. More serious sprains and injuries may require surgery, which could include arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery. Rehabilitation and therapy may also be required in order to get any recovering athlete to become fully functional again. Any unusual aches and pains an athlete sustains must be evaluated by a licensed, reputable medical professional.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Vineland, Elmer, and Somers Point, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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