When you sign up to play a sport, you also sign up for the possibility of getting injured. Here at the Foot and Ankle Specialty Clinic, we specialize in a variety of sport injuries from the painful tearing of the Achilles tendon to ankle sprains to the annoying itch of athlete’s foot.
If not treated in a timely manner, sport injuries can create life-long, unnecessary pain. Give us a call today to schedule your appointment, so that you can get back into the game in no time.
The Achilles is the tendonous extension of two muscles in the lower leg: gastrocnemius and soleus. In humans, the tendon passes behind the ankle. It is the thickest and strongest tendon in the body. It is about 15 centimeters (6 in) long, and begins near the middle of the calf.
Ankle sprains are caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, often resulting in one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle to be stretched or torn. If not properly treated, ankle sprains could develop into long-term problems.
Ankle instability is a condition characterized by a recurring "giving way" of the outer (lateral) side of the ankle. This condition often develops after repeated ankle sprains.
A chronic infection caused by various types of fungus, Athlete's foot is often spread in places where people go barefoot such as public showers or swimming pools.