Sports Injuries

Sports Injuries to the Foot and Ankle

 

Depending on the sport, your feet and ankles can certainly take a beating from repetitive play. For more information on the injury risk factors while playing your favorite sport, see the topics listed below or read the article, Foot Health Facts for Athletes.

Baseball
Basketball
Field Hockey
Football Injuries
Golf Injuries
Lacrosse
Rugby
Running
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball 

RICE Protocol

 

Rest: Stay off the injured (foot/ankle). Walking may cause further injury.

Ice: Apply an ice pack to the injured area, placing a thin towel between the ice and the skin. Use ice for 20 minutes and then wait at least 40 minutes before icing again.

Compression: An elastic wrap should be used to control swelling.

Elevation: The (foot/ankle) should be raised slightly above the level of your heart to reduce swelling.