Soccer and Foot Problems

Proper foot care is essential for soccer players, as their feet are their primary tools on the field. Just like a carpenter maintains their tools, soccer players must take care of their feet to perform effectively. Parents whose children play soccer should regularly check their children’s feet for any issues and teach them to promptly report any discomfort. Common foot issues in soccer players include abrasions, athlete’s foot, blisters, calluses, and corns. Additionally, bruises, cysts, ingrown toenails, toenail loss may also become concerning foot conditions. Less common but serious issues like broken bones, bone bruises, bone spurs, and sprains should be treated by podiatrists promptly. If you are a parent or player, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist in advance to ensure proper care, if needed.

Sports related foot and ankle injuries require proper treatment before players can go back to their regular routines. For more information, contact Craig Foster, DPM of Traction Podiatry Group. Our practitioner 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 Gilbert, AZ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.