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Common Foot Injuries You Don’t Know, But Should

The foot helps one walk, run and jump, but few know the most common injuries that can occur in the foot. The foot is often under high stress, which can lead to biomechanical dysfunction. Due to this, it is essential that individuals understand common foot injuries.

Hyperextension of Big Toe

Hyperextension of the big toe often leads to a condition known as turf toe. This condition is generally seen in individuals that exercise in minimalist shoes, but it can occur when one wears supportive shoes as well. When an individual experiences pain in their big toe, they should see a local Utah foot doctor who can help them decide a course of recovery.

Stress Fracture

Although stress fractures most commonly occur when one is overtraining and under eating, they can occur in any individual. Fortunately, stress fractures are generally easy to detect because their symptoms include pain and swelling.

Foot Sprain

Most often, a foot sprain occurs when one pulls or tears their ligaments. These injuries often cause pain, bruising and swelling. As soon as an individual has difficulty walking after a foot sprain, they should see a Utah foot doctor.

Tendon Injury

Several tendons in the foot, such as the Achilles tendon, can become injured. These injuries can be subtler, but are generally noticeable as they create a fair amount of pain in the human body.

Retrocalcaneal Bursitis

This condition causes swelling and pain in the back of the heel. Often, this injury increases in pain during exercise, but improves during rest. Any individual who is experiencing heel pain should schedule an appointment to see a Utah foot doctor.

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Mackenzie Martin is a health and wellness writer. Information provided by Wasatch Foot and Ankle. Mackenzie writes for Fusion 360, an advertising agency in Utah.

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