Common Foot Injuries in Softball and Baseball
Learn how to keep yourself safe from your Chattanooga, TN podiatrists
It’s time to play ball – but with the oncoming baseball and softball seasons also comes the potential for foot and ankle injuries. It pays to consult a qualified sports podiatrist such as Dr. Dennis Bizzoco, DPM and Dr. Brian Burgan, DPM, with Associates in Foot and Ankle Care, not only for treatment of common foot injuries but for sound advice on how to prevent such injuries.
Baseball and softball are two popular springtime sports, with millions participating across the country. Usually, if a player is in good condition, warms up properly before play, wears proper footwear, and uses the correct fundamental forms and motions, he or she will greatly improve the chance of avoiding an injury. However, accidents do happen. While neither baseball nor softball are contact sports, a player can collide with another player – for example, by sliding into a base – or even get hit with a ball. Because of the stop/start/sprint nature of the game, tendons can become strained or in severe situations, a player can suffer a fracture.
Injuries can be caused by overuse – many younger athletes today concentrate on one sport, and practice and play all year. Consequently, they are prone to over-use injuries, such as shin splints or tendonitis.
Your Chattanooga, TN sports podiatrists, Dr. Bizzoco and Dr. Burgan, will probably tell you some of the most common foot injuries baseball and softball players suffer can be but are not limited to:
- Heel spurs
- Plantar fascitis
Generally, most of these injuries are not usually serious. However, they all need proper and immediate treatment. Some treatments may be as simple as ice and rest, such as for a minor bruise or contusion. Others may require more extensive treatment and longer recovery time. Your Chattanooga, TN, sports podiatrists will help you get the appropriate treatment when you need it so you can get back on the field.
If you are looking for a qualified, knowledgeable sports podiatrist in Chattanooga, TN, contact Dr. Dennis Bizzoco, DPM and Dr. Brian Burgan, DPM, with Associates in Foot and Ankle Care, at (423)855-0728 or visit the website at www.chattafac.com.