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Tuesday, 08 November 2022 00:00

Baseball Foot Injuries

Often when an athlete engages in a particular sport, they make themselves more susceptible to specific kinds of foot injuries and afflictions. For example, baseball players have a specific set of foot conditions that they can develop. Baseball players wear cleats, which can sometimes create complications in the forefoot area. Such complications might affect the sesamoids and exacerbate neuromas. Since baseball players also engage in a significant amount of running when fielding balls and dashing from base to base, a baseball player might also be susceptible to an ankle sprain. If you are a baseball player that is neglecting the health of your feet, do not take any chances. See a podiatrist today for evaluation and treatment of any potential problems. 

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 The Sun Healthcare & Surgery Group. 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 our offices located in Antioch, and Martinez, CA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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