Have you been enjoying the World Cup? It’s such a blast to get together with friends and family and cheer as the best of the best face off against one another on the field. If watching those talented players has inspired you to get out and shoot some goals of your own, please read on!
As with any sport, there are numerous injuries that soccer players can incur. Even the star team players have to sit out a game or a whole season if they’re not careful! For example, the Brazilian team took a blow when Dani Alves had to bow out of the World Cup due to a knee injury.
If your World Cup inspiration has you out on the field, we here at Connecticut Foot Care Centerswant to make sure you stay safe. Read on to learn what the most common injuries we see in soccer players are:
- Ankle sprains– A sharp twist or turn during a quick play could lead to anything from a mild to a severe injury of the ligaments in the ankle. Running, jumping, twisting, tripping, or even a collision with another player could cause a sprain.
- Fractures– Repeated stress on the feet or ankle bones or a sudden traumatic impact can cause stress fractures or a broken bone. Stress fractures are tiny hairline cracks on the bone that are typically caused by repetitive actions.
- Plantar Fasciitis– Pain in your plantar fascia, the tissue that connects your toes to the heel bone, can be caused by overuse. Stretch properly to prevent this pain in the heel.
- Achilles tendonitis– Overuse of the calf muscles can cause inflammation in your Achilles tendon, which connects your heel to your calf area.
- Sever’s Disease– This is one to watch for in your children. A sports injury or sudden impact can cause problems with the heel bone’s growth plate. Keep your kids safe by equipping them with proper safety gear and knowledge of the game!
If you’ve pushed yourself too far on the field and have sustained any of the above, or any other foot or ankle injury, our team of foot doctors here at Connecticut Foot Care Centers are here to help. We provide the best in foot care and can help ensure your feet and ankles are healthy and ready to hit the pitch again! Our friendly and knowledgeable staff can help you at any of our six conveniently located Connecticut offices. Request an appointment today!