Ankle and Foot Injuries
Plantar fasciitis will often go away on its own. However, treatment can speed up recovery time and prevent the condition from getting worse.
When plantar fasciitis pain seems intractable, a doctor may recommend an injection.
Symptoms of a foot stress fracture develop over time and may be difficult to recognize at first.
Heel spur syndrome and insertional Achilles tendonitis are two painful conditions that can be linked to the formation of bones spurs at different locations on the foot.
Turf toe is caused when the metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint, the big toe joint, is hyperextended.
Turf toe is a sprain to the metatarsophalangeal joint (MTP)—the largest joint in the big toe, which connects the first bone in the toe and the first long bone in the foot.
Turf toe can occur gradually over time due to overuse. It can also develop suddenly from an acute injury.
An ignored turf toe injury may result in a challenging repair and the likelihood of excessive swelling and extended inflexibility.
Runners and athletes with plantar fasciitis may notice heel pain that gets progressively worse during a workout. Left untreated over weeks or months, the pain may become worse or more frequent, interrupting daily activities.