Dr. Brad Schaeffer, a long time soccer player, explains common foot and ankle injuries from playing soccer. He has played soccer all of his life and almost went to school on a soccer scholarship, but he decided to go for baseball instead.
Being that soccer requires almost sole use of the foot and ankles, it's not hard to imagine the slew of problems that are possible. Ankle sprains, Achilles tendonitis, and heel pain are just some of the most common injuries. With any sport, your equipment is vital to not only protecting you, but also helping you to be the best athlete. With sports such as soccer and running, your most valuable equipment is the health of your foot and ankles, as well as your shoes. You need to invest in your shoes as you would a helmet for football.
Even with the best shoes, you can still suffer from foot and ankle injuries. Learning how to prevent injuries with special exercises and stretches, is a great way to prevent injuries. Also, learning the symptoms of common injuries can help an injury from getting worse and prolonging your healing time.
If you are an athlete experiencing foot or ankle pain, please visit your local podiatrist or contact our office immediately.