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Ankle Sprains in Tennis Are a Common Court Injury

Tuesday, 05 March 2024 00:00

Ankle sprains can be a challenge for tennis enthusiasts, often a result of the fast-paced, lateral movements and abrupt stops inherent in the sport. The swift changes in direction, sudden pivots, and the need for explosive acceleration can place excessive strain on the ankle ligaments, making tennis players particularly susceptible to sprains. The lateral nature of the game, combined with the varying court surfaces, increases the risk of missteps and rolling the ankle. Symptoms of an ankle sprain include pain, swelling, bruising, and difficulty bearing weight on the affected foot. Timely and proper care is important for managing ankle sprains in tennis players. Care may consist rehabilitative exercises to regain strength and stability. Wearing supportive footwear and employing preventive strategies, such as ankle braces and adequate warm-ups, can help minimize the risk of ankle sprains and allow tennis enthusiasts to enjoy the game safely and sustainably. If you have sprained your ankle while playing tennis, it is suggested that you visit a podiatrist who can diagnose and treat this type of injury.

Ankle and foot injuries are common among athletes and in many sports. They can be caused by several problems and may be potentially serious. If you are feeling pain or think you were injured in a sporting event or when exercising, consult with Abeer M. Foteh, DPM from Greater Houston Foot Centers. Our doctor will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.

Common Injuries

The most common injuries that occur in sporting activities include:

  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Broken Foot
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Stress Fractures
  • Turf Toe


Symptoms vary depending upon the injury and in some cases, there may be no symptoms at all. However, in most cases, some form of symptom is experienced. Pain, aching, burning, bruising, tenderness, tightness or stiffness, sensation loss, difficulty moving, and swelling are the most common symptoms.


Just as symptoms vary depending upon the injury, so do treatment options. A common treatment method is known as the RICE method. This method involves rest, applying ice, compression and elevating the afflicted foot or ankle. If the injury appears to be more serious, surgery might be required, such as arthroscopic or reconstructive surgery. Lastly, rehabilitation or therapy might be needed to gain full functionality in the afflicted area. Any discomfort experienced by an athlete 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 care needs.

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