Sports, exercise and athletic activities in general are excellent ways to maintain one's health and wellness. However, there are risks of accidents, sprains and tweaks, particularly during intense workouts. The feet are particularly vulnerable to injuries, which if left untreated can sideline people from their routines for some time.
Fortunately at the Associated Foot Care Clinic, Dr. J. Leonard Knudson, DPM can assess and treat sports-related foot injuries so you can recover and resume your routine, continuing your journey of wellness.
Get Sports and Exercise-Related Foot Injuries Treated
It can be quite frustrating to sustain an injury during your workout or while playing sports or engaging in athletic activities. You are making progress and getting fit only to get sidelined because of an unexpected accident. But you can reduce your recovery time and get better sooner by having your foot injury treated promptly by a foot care expert. At the Associated Foot Care Clinic in Culver City, the most frequent foot pain issues due to sports and exercise related injuries 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, don't let it linger or worsen. With prompt intervention 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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