Soccer Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
Soccer is hard on the feet! Injuries to the foot and ankle
can occur from running and side to side cutting, sliding or tackling, and from
striking the ball or another player with the foot. Soccer players should be
aware of the following risks:
Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and
can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures.
Ankle fractures, metatarsal fractures, and Lisfranc
fractures can sideline athletes and sometimes require surgery.
Contusions and bone bruises may also result from high
impact, such as in slide tackling.
Overuse and excessive training can lead to heel pain
(plantar fasciitis), Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis, stress fractures,
posterior tibial tendonitis (or PTTD), and calcaneal apophysitis in children
Information provided by The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
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