Sports Related-Injuries in Lincoln Park, IL

5-Star Foot Treatments from Our Experienced Podiatrists

Sports Injuries

If you’re looking for help with sports-related injuries in Lincoln Park, IL, then you’re in the right spot. From the repeated pounding that runners’ feet receive on paved surfaces to the side-to-side motion seen in court sports, there’s no question that athletes’ feet and ankles are prime candidates for injuries. Whether you participate in sports regularly or occasionally, be on the lookout for some of these common problems:

 

Ankle sprains – This is one of the most common injuries incurred by athletes. Prompt evaluation and treatment by one of our podiatrists are important. Sometimes what seems like a simple “sprain” is actually an ankle fracture, and treatments for these two conditions are very different. Don’t skimp on rehabilitation and physical therapy! An ankle that has not been properly healed and strengthened is more likely to suffer repeated sprains, leading to chronic ankle instability.

 

Achilles tendon disorders – Athletes are at an increased risk for developing disorders of the Achilles tendon. Achilles tendonitis, an inflammation of the tendon that runs down the back of the lower leg, can progress into a degeneration of the tendon. A sudden increase of a repetitive activity that leads to micro-injury of the tendon fibers can cause these conditions.

 

Heel pain – This condition is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, although it may also be due to other causes like stress fractures. Faulty foot structure is the most common cause of plantar fasciitis, but it can also result from worn shoes or shoes that are not designed for the sport in which you’re participating. Keeping the Achilles tendon stretched can help get rid of this pain, but continued pain should be checked out to rule out a fracture or other cause.

 

Morton’s neuroma – Also called “intermetatarsal neuroma,” this is a thickening of nerve tissue in the ball of the foot as a result of compression and irritation of the nerve. Causes include activities that involve repetitive strain to the ball of the foot, such as running or court sports. Symptoms usually start gradually and can also come and go when the nerve is irritated due to activity. It’s important to treat this condition early before the damage becomes more severe (FHF, 2015).

Injuries from Baseball

Your feet and ankles take a beating when you’re playing baseball. Baseball players should be aware of the below risks:

  • Ankle sprains can occur while running, fielding balls, stepping on, or sliding into bases. Sprains should be evaluated by one of our podiatrists to determine the extent of the injury, which may include peroneal tendon injuries or fractures. Our doctor will develop a treatment plan. Failure to fully treat and rehabilitate a sprain may lead to chronic ankle instability and recurring sprains.
  • Overuse or excessive training may result in Achilles tendinopathy or heel pain (often plantar fasciitis, or calcaneal apophysitis in children and adolescents).
  • Contusions may occur from impact with the ball or contact with other players.
  • Cleats may cause issues in the forefoot and aggravate neuromas, sesamoids, bunions, and hammertoes. To stay at the top of your game, ensure that cleats are fitted properly, and have any injuries evaluated by a foot and ankle surgeon.

Injuries from Basketball

Feet and ankles take a beating in basketball, too! Injuries can occur from running, jumping, cutting, quick starts and stops, as well as direct contact with other players. Basketball players should be aware of the following:

  • Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries, fractures, and chronic ankle instability.
  • Overuse and excessive training can lead to plantar fasciitis, heel pain, Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis, stress fractures, posterior tibial tendonitis (or PTTD), and calcaneal apophysitis in children and adolescents.

Injuries from Field Hockey

The running and side-to-side cutting in field hockey are common causes of injuries to the foot and ankle. Field hockey players are at an increased risk for the following:

  • Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures.
  • Ankle fractures, metatarsal fractures, and Lisfranc fractures can sometimes require surgery.
  • Overuse and excessive training can lead to heel pain (plantar fasciitis), Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis, stress fractures, posterior tibial tendonitis (or PTTD), and calcaneal apophysitis in children and adolescents.

Injuries from Football

Football players can sustain injuries to the foot and ankle due to running, side-to-side cutting, or direct trauma, such as from another player during a tackle. Be aware of the following risks:

  • Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures.
  • Ankle fractures, metatarsal fractures, and Lisfranc fractures can cut your playing time short and sometimes require surgery.
  • Contusions and bone bruises may also result from high impact during tackling.
  • Overuse and excessive training can lead to heel pain (plantar fasciitis), Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis, stress fractures, posterior tibial tendonitis (or PTTD), and calcaneal apophysitis in children and adolescents.

Injuries from Soccer

Soccer is hard on the feet! Injuries to the foot and ankle can occur from running, side-to-side cutting, sliding, or tackling. They can also occur from striking the ball or another player with the foot. Soccer players should be aware of the following:

  • Ankle fractures, metatarsal fractures, and Lisfranc fractures can sideline athletes and sometimes require surgery.
  • Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures.
  • Contusions and bone bruises can also result from high impacts, such as in slide tackling.
  • Overuse and excessive training can lead to heel pain, stress fractures, Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis, posterior tibial tendonitis (or PTTD), and calcaneal apophysitis in children and adolescents.

Call Our Office to Learn More About Sports-Related Injuries in Lincoln Park, IL

Over 200,000 patients have found relief from their foot pain, heel pain or ankle pain with our podiatrists, and we’re confident we can help you, too. Your feet will thank you! For additional information on sports-related foot and ankle injuries or to schedule an appointment, call Weil Foot & Ankle at (847) 393-4276. With 14 podiatry offices in and around the Chicago area, including Arlington Heights, Bannockburn, Chicago, Des Plaines, Glenview, Lemont, Libertyville, Oak Park, Roselle, & Tinley Park, Illinois (IL), there is sure to be a podiatry office near you!

If you are located close to downtown Chicago, we can treat your ankle or foot sprain/fracture immediately at our FAST Care Center, visit FastCareCenters.com for more details.

 

Award-Winning Chicago
Area Podiatrists
Award-Winning Chicago
Area Podiatrists


  • "I urge anyone in need of bunion surgery to see Dr Lowell Weil. My life is forever changed and I am so grateful! Oh and my feet are now PRETTY! Thank you again!"

    - Sky N.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • "Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I have been with Weil foot and Ankle for nine years and Dr. Weil Jr. has taken care of all my foot problems. He is the best."

    - Maureen M.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I had joint fusion surgery on July 31, 2014 and everyone there was great with all my questions. "

    - Maureen M.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “I was super nervous about the surgery but all the staff made me feel welcome and safe, before my surgery, I remember everything was clean, and everybody were professional.”

    - Michelle K.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Weil demonstrated a level of expertise and professionalism that I had not found in previous interactions with podiatrists. Bottom line, he has dramatically reduced pain that I have been living with for more than 20 yrs. Hiking and working out will now be far more enjoyable, more effective and longer in duration. I highly recommend Dr. Weil. "

    - Steve M.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “My kids have been patients here since my son was 3! He is now 17 and both be and my daughter see Dr. Benton-Weil! There are not enough stars to rate her excellence. Not only is she a smart and talented physician, she is a kind and compassionate human being. I would drive just about anywhere to be under her care!”

    - Jill K.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • "I urge anyone in need of bunion surgery to see Dr Lowell Weil. My life is forever changed and I am so grateful! Oh and my feet are now PRETTY! Thank you again!"

    - Sky N.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • "Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I have been with Weil foot and Ankle for nine years and Dr. Weil Jr. has taken care of all my foot problems. He is the best."

    - Maureen M.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I had joint fusion surgery on July 31, 2014 and everyone there was great with all my questions. "

    - Maureen M.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “I was super nervous about the surgery but all the staff made me feel welcome and safe, before my surgery, I remember everything was clean, and everybody were professional.”

    - Michelle K.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Weil demonstrated a level of expertise and professionalism that I had not found in previous interactions with podiatrists. Bottom line, he has dramatically reduced pain that I have been living with for more than 20 yrs. Hiking and working out will now be far more enjoyable, more effective and longer in duration. I highly recommend Dr. Weil. "

    - Steve M.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “My kids have been patients here since my son was 3! He is now 17 and both be and my daughter see Dr. Benton-Weil! There are not enough stars to rate her excellence. Not only is she a smart and talented physician, she is a kind and compassionate human being. I would drive just about anywhere to be under her care!”

    - Jill K.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • "I urge anyone in need of bunion surgery to see Dr Lowell Weil. My life is forever changed and I am so grateful! Oh and my feet are now PRETTY! Thank you again!"

    - Sky N.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • "Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I have been with Weil foot and Ankle for nine years and Dr. Weil Jr. has taken care of all my foot problems. He is the best."

    - Maureen M.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I had joint fusion surgery on July 31, 2014 and everyone there was great with all my questions. "

    - Maureen M.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “I was super nervous about the surgery but all the staff made me feel welcome and safe, before my surgery, I remember everything was clean, and everybody were professional.”

    - Michelle K.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Weil demonstrated a level of expertise and professionalism that I had not found in previous interactions with podiatrists. Bottom line, he has dramatically reduced pain that I have been living with for more than 20 yrs. Hiking and working out will now be far more enjoyable, more effective and longer in duration. I highly recommend Dr. Weil. "

    - Steve M.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “My kids have been patients here since my son was 3! He is now 17 and both be and my daughter see Dr. Benton-Weil! There are not enough stars to rate her excellence. Not only is she a smart and talented physician, she is a kind and compassionate human being. I would drive just about anywhere to be under her care!”

    - Jill K.
    best chicago podiatrists
*The reviews listed are from actual patients of Weil Foot & Ankle Institute. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.
read more
REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT
The Chicago, IL, podiatrists of Weil Foot & Ankle Institute treat all medical and surgical foot and ankle conditions. Our licensed Chicago podiatrists have helped over 200,000+ patients find relief for their foot pain, heel pain and ankle pain, and we can help you too! Our Chicago podiatrists and Chicago foot doctors can help treat all foot and ankle conditions, including, bunions, claw toe, corns, calluses, foot pain, hammertoes, heel pain, ingrown toenails, neuromas, toenail fungus and sports related foot and ankle injuries.
With the most effective and state-of-the-art, quality podiatry care services in and around the Chicago, IL area, we can help you return to a pain-free life and get back to the things you love! Come experience Weil Foot & Ankle Institute, and you will see we offer the best podiatry care to patients in and around Chicago, IL, Arlington Heights, Aurora, Bannockburn, Glenview, Lemont, Libertyville, Oak Park, Roselle, & Tinley Park, Illinois (IL) .
© 2019 Weil Foot & Ankle Institute
Designed by JimmyMarketing.com
weil foot and ankle institute facebook weil foot and ankle institute youtube weil foot and ankle institute youtube