19 Mar Signs of Common Foot injuries
Athletes and active individuals are vulnerable to leg and foot injuries. This is because sports activities require strenuous physical movements, like walking, running or jumping.
It’s important to know the nature of your foot injury and what you need to do to have it treated.
Foot sports injuries can be acute and chronic. Acute injuries occur during a game or while playing a sport. Acute injuries include sprains, strains, and fractures. Chronic injuries are often caused or aggravated by athletic activity and may present symptoms either during exercise or after the activity is over. Signs of chronic injury include pain during movement or exercise, and swelling.
If you are injured and/or you experience any of the following symptoms, you should seek immediate treatment by a podiatrist –
- Severe pain, swelling, or numbness in the foot, ankle or toes
- Too much pain when you put weight on the injured area
- Aches, pains, or swelling from an old injury
- A foot joint feels unstable or abnormal
If you feel pain in your foot or ankle, you can use the RICE method – Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation method.
If your pain and other symptoms persist or little to no improvement occurs in the next 24 hours, see a foot doctor right away.
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