By John Erotas
June 10, 2014
Category: Tennis Injury
The French Open continued to dazzle. Watching the greats like Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, Roger Federer, and Novak Djokovic perform have been a true pleasure and even better, next to come, we have Wimbledon and the U.S. Open. Summer is the Grand Slam season and appreciating it, I definitely do.
Unfortunately, like all sports, Tennis is not an injury-less sport as some of this open’s contestants have fallen sadly to injury. As a Scottsdale foot doctor, I am well aware of the foot injuries that arise out of sports like Tennis and others. From ankle sprains to foot fractures, tennis injuries can stop a player for a term.
If you are suffering from severe foot pain, and believe to have gotten it because of playing tennis, you may either have tendonitis in your foot (like tennis elbow but for the foot) or Plantar Fasciitis. Plantar Fasciitis is heel pain but where a small bump of pain develop on the bottom of your heel. So if you are a tennis player and having foot pain, you may very well be suffering from one of these two.
Regardless of which, it is important to see a Scottsdale podiatrist as they can provide for you a treatment plan that will get you back on the courts as quickly as possible. Call the American Foot and Ankle Specialists today at 480-483-9000 to set up an appointment with one of our experienced podiatrists.
Some treatments that help are, well, firstly, ice and rest. These types of injuries mostly come from overuse so if you are having foot pain, stop playing, and you’ll need some rest for a few weeks.
Also, what is important is the shoes that you are wearing. You need comfortable fitting shoes so that you do not cause your feet any further pain. Another helpful item is wearing customized orthotics. Orthotics are customized versions of the support soles that you have in your shoes and orthotics are specially fitted to your feet to provide them the most comfort. Many indicate that they have decreased the amount of foot pain experienced during the day whether exercising, working, walking, or socializing.
At American Foot and Ankle Specialists, we can recommend the correct shoes to wear to get rid of your foot pain as well as fit you for your custom made orthotics. Foot pain isn’t fun. Let’s get you back on the court asap.
By John Erotas