It’s not surprising that soccer can lead to a wide variety of foot and ankle injuries. It is, after all, played entirely with the feet, and requires sudden starts and stops, quick turns, sliding, and jumping. People not familiar with the game often fail to see how physical a sport it is- it is common for two shins to smash into each other at full speed, something which not even shin guards can prevent from being extremely painful.
Because of this, soccer injuries are very common. From normal sprains and twists to longer-term issues, at the Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine, we diagnose and treat soccer-related foot injuries from all levels. Some of the more common issues we treat are:
- Inversion ankle sprains
- Ankle fractures
- Metatarsal fractures
- Bone bruises
- Stress fractures
- Posterior Tibial Tendonitis
- Plantar fasciitis
We’re well-versed in the care and treatment of soccer injuries.
Dr. Geldwert has served as the team Podiatrist for the NY Power(WUSA) and NY Magic (W League), and served as the on-field Podiatrist for the Women’s World Cup game (USA vs Denmark) Closer to home, his daughter played D1 soccer at Brown.
As with any other sport, soccer increases the wear and tear on the foot and ankle. Participation in this fun and challenging game requires taking care of your feet, and making sure to treat any injuries. At the Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine, we accurately diagnose and treat your specific conditions, so that you can get back onto the pitch in no time.
If you have suffered a soccer-related injury or a long-term condition, please come in and see Dr. Geldwert and the dedicated staff at the Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine.