The Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers will match up for Super Bowl 50. Whether you’ll be warming up and burning calories by playing some pre-game football of your own or you’re a weekend warrior who watches and plays, below are some common football-related foot injuries to be aware of in honor of Sunday’s big game.
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American Football Injuries
Knee injuries are among the most common, especially ACL ruptures and cartilage tears. Due to sudden bursts of speed and changes in direction, similar to other field sports such as soccer, hamstring strains and ankle sprains are also frequent.
Hamstring strains - Symptoms of a hamstring strain include a sudden sharp pain at the back of the thigh usually whilst sprinting or a fast stretching movement or high kick. Hamstring strains are graded 1, 2 or 3 depending on how bad they are.
ACL Injury - Anterior cruciate ligament sprains are common in contact sports and those involving a sudden change of direction. Often an ACL injury will occur in combination with injury to other structures in the knee joint and require immediate first aid.
Knee Ligament Injuries - Knee ligament injuries are relatively common within American Football. There are two most common knee ligament injuries. An MCL sprain is a tear to the medial ligament on the inside of the knee. A lateral ligament sprain is a knee ligament injury involving a tear to the ligament on the outside of the knee and is most likely following a direct blow to the inside of the knee.
If you find yourself faced with a foot injury related to any type of sport, or you’ve been experiencing chronic foot pain limiting you from participating in the weekend football games, it’s important to consult a qualified foot doctor. If you don’t treat your foot injuries, they will only lead to more problems and pain.
If you’re visiting or living in the New York area, consider scheduling a consultation with a New York podiatrist at Adler Footcare. A podiatrist will begin by immediately finding ways to manage your pain, then recommending the right course of action for treatment.
Adler Footcare offers the latest advancements in the field of podiatry, including minimally invasive surgery, placement of the HyProCure® device to correct overpronation and misaligned feet, stem cell therapy, and laser treatment.
Learn more about these treatments in the free eBook available for download below. At Adler Footcare, we believe feet shouldn’t hurt and neither should their treatment.