COMMON SOCCER INJURIES YOUR PODIATRIST CAN HELP WITH!
Plantar fasciitis: pain in the heel or arch of the foot, especially painful for the first steps in the morning
Posterior tibialis posterior tendonitis: pain in the inside of your leg and foot particularly after running.
Achilles tendonitis: pain at the back of your ankle especially common if you have not warmed up properly. If not managed correctly from the beginning it could rupture. In children between 8-14 years old with similar symptoms it is more likely calcaneal apophysitis (Sever’s disease).
Sesamoiditis: pain, tingling, numbness near the bottom of the big toe.
Stress fractures: can be caused from repetitive impact and overuse in poor footwear especially if you have been playing for a long time. Other types of fractures are more likely to occur from a specific event during a game or training.
Ankle sprains or tears: These are the most common ankle injuries! The ankle will swell
and bruise usually immediately after the injury occurs. Soccer players are prone to these
because sharp footwork trying to get the ball, uneven playing fields and collisions with other players.
Subungual Hematoma: black nails (blood underneath the nail) or nails that are fall off are common in soccer players. This is usually caused by direct impact like someone stepping on your toes or if your cleats are too small.
Blisters: Especially common when playing in new cleats on wet ground or on hard surfaces.
BY KATIE GILLINGHAM PODIATRIST