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Common Foot Injuries From Cycling

Tuesday, 25 June 2024 00:00

Cycling, while beneficial for health, can lead to common foot injuries if not approached with care. One frequent issue is known as hot foot, which is a burning sensation caused by nerve compression from wearing tight shoes or from excessive pressure on the pedals. Plantar fasciitis can develop from overuse, resulting in heel pain due to inflammation of the tissue connecting the heel to the toes. Achilles tendonitis, characterized by pain at the back of the ankle, can occur from improper cycling posture or overtraining. Additionally, metatarsalgia, or pain in the ball of the foot, often arises from repetitive stress and wearing poor footwear. Ensuring proper bike fit, wearing well-fitted cycling shoes with adequate support, and gradually increasing training intensity can help prevent these injuries. If you have suffered a foot injury while cycling, it is suggested that you visit a podiatrist who can treat any foot condition, and offer you valuable information that can prevent future foot pain.

Sports related foot and ankle injuries require proper treatment before players can go back to their regular routines. For more information, contact Dr. Kevin H. Lapoff of Lake Worth Podiatry. 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 Lake Worth, FL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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