Field hockey is a lot like ice-hockey, except without the pads and the smooth surface of the ice to glide across. It is a sport that relies on sudden motions, quick starts-and-stops, and plenty of lateral and side-to-side movement. These are all recipes for an exciting game, but also the perfect conditions for foot and ankle injuries or chronic conditions.
Due to the nature of the game, ankle sprains and tears are fairly common. It is also a contact sport, and so there is the chance for bone bruises or breaks. The constant cutting and stopping also can lead to less-immediate but longer-term conditions which can turn into real trouble down the road if not properly cared for. Because these can be so important, you need a place like the Center for Podiatric Health and Sports Medicine, which combines the latest technology with our decades of experience to create for you the best possible treatment.
Field Hockey-related injuries include:
- Inversion ankle sprains
- Ankle fractures
- Metatarsal fractures
- Achilles tendonitis
- Plantar fasciitis
- Posterior tibial tendonitis
- Stress fractures
Some of these conditions can require surgery, others care and a training regimen. Having doctors like the ones at the Center for Podiatric Health and Sports Medicine, who know the difference, and only work for what is right with you can make the difference between watching from the sidelines and being out on the field of play.
If you have suffered a field hockey-related injury or a long-term condition, please come in and see the dedicated staff at the Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine.