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Sports Feet

  • Sever's Disease

    When a preteen or teen complains of heel pain, a frequent diagnosis is Sever's disease, which sounds much worse than it really is. This common growing pain is relatively short-lived and won't cause any long-term problems.

  • Big Toe Pain

    Arthritis in the big toe can be quite painful, since the big toe is such a vital part of walking. A main cause is Hallux Limitus, which will develop into a painful, degenerative condition if left untreated.

  • Peroneal Tendonitis

    While athletes often experience peroneal tendonitis, it's actually very common. It is caused by excessive stress on the peroneal tendon in the foot, so in addition to athletes, we see it in women who wear high heels, factory workers or anyone who stands a lot, and people who work on uneven surfaces.

  • Tennis Toe

    Tennis requires a lot of stopping, starting and changing direction, which has made it the headlining sponsor for a common sports injury called tennis toe. Frequent sudden changes in direction can lead to bleeding under the big toenail, which can be both painful and less than attractive.

  • Turf Toe

    When a big toe is jammed over and over again on a hard surface, it can cause an injury called turf toe. We see this mostly with athletes who play on artificial turf and repeatedly stop and start suddenly, such as with soccer and football.

  • Sprained Ankle

    If you're an athlete, chances are you've had at least one sprained ankle. More than 23,000 Americans sprain their ankle each day - it's the most common sports injury and one of the most common injuries overall.

  • Athlete's Foot

    We see it in patients of all ages who shower at the fitness center or spend time in a locker room, where it's easily spread.

  • Cramps

    Most people find it difficult, if not impossible to continue what they were doing when a foot cramp strikes, whether that's working out, walking through Wal-Mart or sleeping.

  • Shin Splints

    Among athletes of every level, from competitive athletes to middle school kids running three laps around the gym. However, anyone can get shin splints.

  • Achy Feet

    Sometimes our poor, abused feet just feel sore and achy. There's not anything necessarily wrong with them - they're just tired.

  • Stress Fractures

    Athletes who start to feel a gradually worsening pain in the top of their foot might have a navicular stress fracture.

  • Sweaty + Smelly

    Athletes spend a lot of time working up a sweat in their sneakers and cleats, but you don't need to just accept this as the price you must pay for athletic glory because it can be treated.

  • Tingly Feet

    If you have ever experienced a tingling sensation or numbness in your toes or feet during exercise, you are not alone.