Managing Injuries From Playing Soccer

The sport of soccer demands rigorous physical activity that put players at risk of injuries, particularly injuries affecting the lower extremities. Ankle and foot injuries, including sprains, strains, and fractures, are common among soccer players due to the frequent pivoting, cutting, and sudden changes in direction inherent in the game. These injuries often result from player contact, falls, or improper landing techniques. Preventive measures include proper conditioning and gradual intensity progression in training. Wearing appropriate protective gear, including well-fitted shin guards and supportive footwear, is extremely important. Ankle taping or bracing can significantly decrease injury occurrence and recurrence rates. If you have sustained a foot or ankle injury from playing soccer, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist as quickly as possible for a diagnosis and treatment options. 

Ankle and foot injuries are common among athletes and in many sports. They can be caused by several problems and may be potentially serious. If you are feeling pain or think you were injured in a sporting event or when exercising, consult with Cary Golub, DPM from New York. Our doctor will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.

Common Injuries

The most common injuries that occur in sporting activities include:

  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Broken Foot
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Stress Fractures
  • Turf Toe


Symptoms vary depending upon the injury and in some cases, there may be no symptoms at all. However, in most cases, some form of symptom is experienced. Pain, aching, burning, bruising, tenderness, tightness or stiffness, sensation loss, difficulty moving, and swelling are the most common symptoms.


Just as symptoms vary depending upon the injury, so do treatment options. A common treatment method is known as the RICE method. This method involves rest, applying ice, compression and elevating the afflicted foot or ankle. If the injury appears to be more serious, surgery might be required, such as arthroscopic or reconstructive surgery. Lastly, rehabilitation or therapy might be needed to gain full functionality in the afflicted area. Any discomfort experienced by an athlete must be evaluated by a licensed, reputable medical professional.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices located in Williston Park, and Long Beach, NY . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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