If you’re active in sports, whether it’s basketball, football, or another activity, you should be aware of the risks you take with your feet and ankles every time you hit the field. Certain injuries can cause damage to the tendons and muscles in your feet, leading to severe heel pain and setting you back in your favorite sport. Our doctor for heel pain in Milwaukee, WI explains some common sports injuries and how you can prevent the resulting pain.
Common Sports Injuries
Some of the most common sports injuries that can lead to heel pain include:
- Achilles tendon issues
- Plantar fasciitis or heel pain
- Stress fractures
- Metatarsal pain and calluses
- Hallux rigidus or “turf toe”
- Running foot or ankle injuries
- Ankle sprains and fractures
Depending on the type of sports injury you’re suffering from, our podiatrist will recommend a few different treatment options. Resting your foot is essential to healing properly, as is ice, compression, and elevating the foot. Additionally, you can take pain medication, such as ibuprofen to reduce your pain. Our foot doctor may recommend custom orthotics or a brace while your foot heals. If none of these conservative options work, we might recommend surgery.
Wearing well-fitting shoes that fit the sport you play (or the activity you’re participating in) can help prevent most sports-related injuries. Make sure that the shoes you wear have a firm heel and that your feet stay in place. If you need help choosing the proper footwear, contact our office.
Contact Our Podiatrist for Treatment for Heel Pain in Milwaukee, WI
To find out more, contact our New Berlin office at 262-821-1588 or our Wauwatosa office at 414-257-0676. Our friendly team will answer any questions you may have about foot care or scheduling a consultation.