Top 5 Futsal Injuries seen by a Podiatrist
- Blisters – A frequent foot injury in Futsal is the friction blister. It is caused by friction, like the repeated rubbing against the inside of the shoe. Wearing poorly fitting shoes can often set the athlete up for blisters.
- Ingrown or Black toe nails – Ingrown or bruised toe nails are another common complaint seen in the Futsal player. Once again, tight or snug fitting footwear are the culprits of these conditions.
- Plantar Fasciitis – The plantar fascia is a structure on the sole of the foot that runs from heel to toes. Running and sprinting with sudden change of direction puts tremendous load on this tissue and can cause it to become torn and inflamed.
- Shin Splints – Shin splint pain can be caused by stress on the muscles that attach to the shin bone, or by excess forces on the bone itself during running.
- Achilles Tendonitis – The last of the top 5 futsal injuries seen by a podiatrist involves the achilles tendon. The achilles tendon attaches the calf muscle to the heel bone. Futsal plays put high loads through this tendon with running and jumping and can often injure it.
- Custom Foot Orthotics to address faulty foot mechanics.
- Footwear assessment and recommendations based on the athletes individual needs.
- Corrective exercises to address muscle weakness or imbalances.
- Minor surgery to remove damaged or ingrown nails.