Sports Injuries - Orange County
Sports related foot and ankle injuries effect more than 1 million Americans each year. Orange County, CA.
The foot and ankle work together to provide support and mobility to the body. A foot or ankle sprain is a soft tissue injury.
Most often, a sprain occurs when an injury pulls, stretches, or tears of ligaments that connect the bones together.
Our Orange County Podiatrist / Foot and Ankle Surgeon can fully evaluate your Foot and Ankle Sports Injury at our Huntington Beach, Irvine, or Orange, CA offices.
Foot and Ankle Sports Injury in Orange County
Our Orange County Podiatrist / Foot and Ankle Surgeon can evaluate and treat your foot and ankle sports injury at our Irvine, CA, Huntington Beach, CA or Orange, CA offices.
The feet and ankles work together to provide support and mobility to the body. A foot or ankle sprain is a soft tissue injury. Most often, a sprain occurs when an injury pulls, stretches, or tears the ligaments that connect bone to bone. A fracture is actually a break in the bone.
According to the American Academy of Family Practice, an estimated 1 million people in the U.S. visit a physician for an acute ankle injury each year. Ankle sprains are very common sports injuries but can also happen during everyday activities such as walking or even getting out of bed.
Ankle sprains - Ankle sprains in Orange County occur with an incidence of one sprain per 10,000 people per day. They are the most common injury in professional basketball and are among the most common injuries in the National Football League (NFL) and collegiate football.
Foot sprains (LisFranc dislocation) -The midfoot is the central area that includes the arch of the foot. In athletes, midfoot sprains in Orange County usually occur because of a sports-related fall, a collision or an isolated twist of the midfoot, particularly during snowboarding, windsurfing, horseback riding or competitive diving. Among female ballet dancers, midfoot sprains typically happen when the dancer loses her balance while en pointe (on her toes) and spinning or when she lands with her foot abnormally flexed or rotated after a jump. Among people who do not compete in high-risk activities, about one-third of midfoot sprains happen by accident, simply because of an odd twist of the foot during an ordinary stumble or fall. Less often, severe midfoot sprains are the result of high-impact trauma, especially trauma caused by a motor vehicle collision or a fall from a high place. This type of injury is likely to produce not only Grade III sprains, but also foot fractures and open wounds.
Forefoot Injuries - Nearly one-fourth of all the bones in your body are in your feet, which provide you with both support and movement. A broken (fractured) bone in your forefoot (metatarsals) or in one of your toes (phalanges) is often painful but rarely disabling. Most of the time, these injuries heal without operative treatment.
Tendon disorders - Athletes are at high risk for developing disorders of the Achilles tendon. Achilles tendonitis in Orange County, an inflammation of the tendon that runs down the back of the lower leg, can progress into a degeneration of the tendon (Achilles tendonosis). A sudden increase of a repetitive activity, leading to micro-injury of the tendon fibers, can cause these conditions. Injuries to the other tendons affecting the foot or ankle may also occur during strenuous and sporting activities.
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Please contact our office in Irvine, Orange, or Huntington Beach in Orange County, CA to make an appointment with our foot and ankle surgeon / podiatrist (Dr. Coyer) to have your foot or ankle sports injury in Orange County fully evaluated and treated.