Ankle and Foot Injuries in SnowboardingTuesday, 10 January 2023 00:00
Snowboarding can be dangerous, and injuries are common for those who participate in this sport. While there are ways to prevent such injuries, there are no guarantees that they will not happen. In snowboarding, it is possible to roll an ankle or twist a foot in a way that leads to mild or severe injuries. A sprained ankle is a frequent injury in this sport. It can result from landing awkwardly on the board or wearing boots that do not fit as well as they should. It can also happen as part of a knee injury. Sprained or bruised heels can also happen in snowboarding. For example, a bruised heel can occur when one goes off of a jump and lands hard. Snowboarding within one’s ability can help prevent ankle and foot injuries. Wearing properly fitting boots is also suggested to limit risk of injuries. If you have hurt your feet or ankles while snowboarding, see a podiatrist as soon as you can for diagnosis and treatment.
Sports related foot and ankle injuries require proper treatment before players can go back to their regular routines. For more information, contact one of our podiatrists of Integrative Foot & Ankle Centers of Washington. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.
Sports Related Foot and Ankle Injuries
Foot and ankle injuries are a common occurrence when it comes to athletes of any sport. While many athletes dismiss the initial aches and pains, the truth is that ignoring potential foot and ankle injuries can lead to serious problems. As athletes continue to place pressure and strain the area further, a mild injury can turn into something as serious as a rupture and may lead to a permanent disability. There are many factors that contribute to sports related foot and ankle injuries, which include failure to warm up properly, not providing support or wearing bad footwear. Common injuries and conditions athletes face, including:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Plantar Fasciosis
- Achilles Tendinitis
- Achilles Tendon Rupture
- Ankle Sprains
Sports related injuries are commonly treated using the RICE method. This includes rest, applying ice to the injured area, compression and elevating the ankle. More serious sprains and injuries may require surgery, which could include arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery. Rehabilitation and therapy may also be required in order to get any recovering athlete to become fully functional again. Any unusual aches and pains an athlete sustains must be evaluated by a licensed, reputable medical professional.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Kirkland, Everett, and Renton, WA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.