Accidents, poor training practices and improper gear are all causes of sports injuries, and can vary greatly in severity and occurrence.

Common sports injuries of the foot and ankle include:
  • Ankle Sprains 
  • Stress Fractures
  • Ankle Ligament Tears
  • Ankle Instablity 
  • Peroneal tendon injuries 
Symptoms – and Diagnostic Process 
Symptoms of sports injuries of the foot and ankle will vary greatly depending on the specific injury. With some conditions, the symptoms may not be noticeable at first, but may arise and worsen with continued overuse of the foot or ankle. 
 
Symptoms may also be more noticeable during activities involved with the foot or ankle and may subside during rest. In more serious cases, such as trauma to the foot or ankle, symptoms will be immediate.
 
Symptoms of sports injuries to the foot and ankle may include:
  • Pain, severe or dull
  • Swelling and bruising
  • Stiffness and restricted mobility

Depending on the severity of your injury, we typically begin diagnosis of the foot or ankle with a physical examination. Our doctors look for swelling and tenderness, as well as your range of motion and signs of pain. 

 
Treatment Options 
 
Treatment for sports injuries of the foot and ankle will depend on the type of injury. Mild conditions may respond well to immobilization and rest. Certain medications may help reduce the pain. 
 
Physical therapy may also be used as a treatment option, including the use of a walking boot or crutches to keep weight off of the foot or ankle.
 
In cases that are more severe or those that include trauma, treatment of injuries may require surgery. Continued physical therapy may also be required as part of the rehabilitation plan following a surgical procedure.