People who enjoy playing pickleball may find they have developed plantar fasciitis. It is a common injury that can happen from this sport, and implementing preventive methods can help an individual to continue enjoying this activity. People may choose to wear splints during the night, which may help to keep the damaged tendons in a lengthened position. Additionally, it may be helpful to stop playing pickleball temporarily while the foot can heal. This type of foot injury often brings pain and discomfort, and patients may find temporary relief while rolling the affected foot on a frozen water bottle. Blood flow to the injured part of the foot may improve when the foot is frequently elevated, and over-the-counter pain medicine is taken if needed. If you enjoy playing pickleball and have developed plantar fasciitis, it is strongly suggested that you confer with a podiatrist who can effectively treat this condition, which can have you gradually return to participating in this sport.
Sports related foot and ankle injuries require proper treatment before players can go back to their regular routines. For more information, contact Deborah Rosenfeld of Rosenfeld Podiatry. Our doctor 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 Marlton, NJ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.