At Carmel Foot Specialists we see a over-use sports injury most often related to athletic activities and sports.
Athletes should see a podiatrist if there is pain, redness or swelling in your foot. By seeing a podiatrist, you will be on the track to recovery faster then just resting. Recovery from a sports injury can take six to eight weeks and by seeing a podiatrist, proper fitting shoe inserts and braces can be prescribed and healing can be made easier.
As well as over training, a sports injury can be caused by increasing the amount or intensity of an activity too rapidly. They can also be caused by impact on an unfamiliar surface like a runner switching from running on grass to running on the road.
The Most Common Type of Sports Injury:
- Achilles tendinitis
- Achilles tendon rupture
- Plantar fasciitis
- Heel pain
- Stress fractures
- Over-use injuries
With theses types of sports injuries, seeing a podiatrist can save you unnecessary pain and downtime from activities.