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What Is a Midfoot Sprain?

Monday, 02 November 2020 00:00

A midfoot sprain is an injury of the ligaments near the center of the foot. This injury is common among athletes, especially those who play sports such as football, soccer, basketball, and field hockey, or sports where the foot is locked into position, such as windsurfing. Midfoot sprains are caused by a twisting motion in which your body moves but your foot stays planted on the ground. When you twist your body, all the force that occurs as you plant and pivot is transmitted through the foot, leading to a potential overstretching or tearing of the ligaments in the midfoot region. Typical symptoms of a midfoot sprain include pain, swelling, and bruising in the affected area. You may also have difficulty putting weight on the affected foot. If you believe that you may have a midfoot sprain, it is suggested that you seek the care of a podiatrist.

Sports related foot and ankle injuries require proper treatment before players can go back to their regular routines. For more information, contact Abeer M. Foteh, DPM of Greater Houston Foot Centers. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Sports Related Foot and Ankle Injuries

Foot and ankle injuries are a common occurrence when it comes to athletes of any sport. While many athletes dismiss the initial aches and pains, the truth is that ignoring potential foot and ankle injuries can lead to serious problems. As athletes continue to place pressure and strain the area further, a mild injury can turn into something as serious as a rupture and may lead to a permanent disability. There are many factors that contribute to sports related foot and ankle injuries, which include failure to warm up properly, not providing support or wearing bad footwear. Common injuries and conditions athletes face, including:

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Fasciosis
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains

Sports related injuries are commonly treated using the RICE method. This includes rest, applying ice to the injured area, compression and elevating the ankle. More serious sprains and injuries may require surgery, which could include arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery. Rehabilitation and therapy may also be required in order to get any recovering athlete to become fully functional again. Any unusual aches and pains an athlete sustains must be evaluated by a licensed, reputable medical professional.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Baytown, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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