Each of us will experience some type of foot or ankle pain in his or her lifetime. But the treatment you receive can make the difference between a quick recovery and chronic discomfort.
Chronic overuse, training improperly or even wearing improper footwear can lead to foot injuries in athletes. Of course, these injuries aren’t limited to the court or the field.
Often, foot problems can be the result of car accidents, falling from heights, navigating stairs or slipping on ice.
Another major cause of foot pain is arthritis, which is when cartilage in the foot or ankle degenerates, causing bone-on-bone friction.