Tennis


 

Tennis involves much foot work. Foot and ankle injuries can occur from the continuous side-to-side and quick stopping and starting motions required in this sport. The playing surface also plays a role, as hard courts are less forgiving compared to clay courts. Tennis players should be aware of the following risks:

  • Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures.
  • Overuse and excessive training can lead to heel pain (plantar fasciitis), Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis, stress fractures, posterior tibial tendonitis (or PTTD) and calcaneal apophysitis in children and adolescents.
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Pritesh Patel, DPM
900 NW 13th Street, Suite 106
Boca Raton, FL 33486
Phone: 561-202-1103
Fax: (561) 826-8591
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