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Foot Injuries for Tennis Players

Tuesday, 11 October 2022 00:00

Sometimes, playing a particular sport can put an individual at a greater risk of developing certain foot conditions, and tennis is certainly no exception. Playing tennis can cause foot injuries because it is particularly demanding on the feet—a tennis player must be constantly stopping and starting movement. Additionally, specific kinds of tennis courts can have very hard surfaces. If you play tennis, you could potentially develop heel pain when excessively training. A common condition is known as plantar fasciitis, the inflammation of the plantar fascia in the arch of the foot. You could also develop what is known as sesamoiditis. This condition occurs when the sesamoid bones in the ball of the feet beneath the big toe joint become inflamed. Other tennis-related injuries include Achilles tendonitis, stress fractures, and ankle sprains. If you play tennis, contact a podiatrist for treatment and more information.

Sports related foot and ankle injuries require proper treatment before players can go back to their regular routines. For more information, contact Dr. Robbi Young of Grand Haven Foot & Ankle. Our doctor 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 office located in Grand Haven, MI . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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