Any painful conditions that develop as a result of participating in sports are considered sports injuries. These can be broken down into traumatic and overuse injuries. Traumatic conditions develop suddenly from direct impacts or other accidents to the feet. These can include black toenails, all kinds of fractures, ankle sprains, connective tissue or muscle ruptures, and turf toe. Overuse issues develop slowly over time as the result of feet being overwork and strained. These include shin splints, overpronation or supination pain, Sever’s disease, plantar fasciitis, sesamoiditis, metatarsalgia, corns and calluses, blisters, stress fractures, and tendonitis, among other things.

If you’ve developed foot or ankle pain while playing sports, odds are high you developed a sports injury. Don’t wait to seek help and end up on the bench for the rest of your season. Contact Carolina Podiatry Group—serving the Lancaster, Rock Hill, or Indian Land, South Carolina areas—for an appointment to take care of your pain. Use the website or call to reach us: (803) 285-1411 for Lancaster, or (803) 548-FEET for Indian Land.