Foot pain from injuries is fairly common especially for those with active lifestyles. because the joints of the feet naturally sustain wear and tear due to use. Accidents also happen, especially during intense workouts or sports. Thankfully, Dr. J. Leonard Knudson, DPM is here to help. At his practice, the Associated Foot Care Clinic in Culver City, Dr. Knudson offers comprehensive foot pain treatments to address the pain as well as the injury causing it.
Common Exercise and Sports-Related Foot Injuries
A condition that affects the Achilles tendon, this is a common foot and ankle condition affecting the largest tendon in the body. Like other musculoskeletal injuries this is caused by overuse and degeneration as well as wear and tear due to age and time.
A condition that is also known as heel spur syndrome, this chronic overuse type of injury results in the inflammation of a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of the foot and connects the heel bone to the toes.
These can range from moderate with mild pain to severe with extreme pain to the point that walking and standing become difficult. These are caused by twisting the foot, which damages the ligaments of the ankle.
Running, basketball, and other 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 lead to more wear and tear on the foot and ankle, leading to stress fractures, small cracks in the bone.
Usually manifesting as pain in the ball of the foot or tingling and numbness, neuromas involve pinched nerves in the feet. Usually 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.
Don't let sports or exercise foot pain and injuries slow you down!
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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