An active lifestyle is a great way to stay fit and maintain one's health, but sports, exercise and athletic activities do have some risk of injuries. Sprains, tweaks and even fractures due to accidents or overuse and intense workouts can be painful and a source of frustration. Thankfully, at the Associated Foot Care Clinic, Dr. J. Leonard Knudson, DPM can assess and treat foot injuries and help patients recover function and resume their routines.
Sports and Exercise-Related Foot Injuries Treatment in Culver City
Prompt care by a foot doctor or podiatrist will help reduce recovery time for foot injuries and help the limb get better sooner. The most frequent causes of foot pain and injuries during sports and exercise include the following:
Affecting the Achilles tendon, this common foot and ankle condition involves the largest tendon in the body. This is caused by overuse and degeneration as well as wear and tear due to age and time, similar to other musculoskeletal injuries.
Also known as heel spur syndrome, this chronic overuse type of injury leads to inflammation of a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of the foot and connects the heel bone to the toes, causing pain and mobility issues.
Ranging from moderate with mild pain to severe with extreme pain that makes walking and standing become difficult, these are caused by twisting the foot, which damages the ligaments of the ankle.
Intense athletic activities can cause foot and ankle stress fractures due to the repetitive stress on the feet and ankles. Improper conditioning, equipment or technique can contribute to more wear and tear on the foot and ankle, causing small cracks in the bone.
Typically manifesting as pain in the ball of the foot or tingling and numbness, neuromas involve pinched nerves in the feet. The main symptom is pain between the toes while walking. Non-surgical treatment is common for neuroma, from appropriate or supportive footwear such as orthodontic inserts or corticosteroid injections to deal with inflammation.
Get your sports-related foot injury treated so that your recovery will be faster and you can return to your ordinary activities sooner.
Schedule an appointment with Dr. J. Leonard Knudson - a Culver City Foot Doctor for treatment.
Dr. J. Leonard Knudson is a Foot and Ankle Surgeon located in Culver City and near West Los Angeles. We also tend to patients from nearby - UCLA, Brentwood, Beverly Hills, Marina Del Rey, Venice, Santa Monica and the West Los Angeles area.
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