While most sports are demanding on the feet, football is perhaps the most challenging. The demands of football make the importance of foot and ankle alignment even more significant. Most players don’t have perfectly structured feet which can be a result of anatomy or injury.
Common football injuries include –
Turf Toe – Turf toe is a sprain that occurs at the base of the big toe. Pain is caused when toe ligaments or the joint capsule supporting the toe have been stretched and strained.
Achilles tendonitis – Players with very tight calf muscles may place additional strain on the tendon. The injury is typically slow to heal as the tendon does not have good blood supply or cell activity.
Patellofemoral pain syndrome – Players who overpronate can cause the alignment of the knee cap to shift, causing pain and stiffness in the surrounding muscles and tissues.
Whether recreational or professional, football players want to carry on playing at their preferred level of intensity and we want that too. Footletic Custom Orthotics addresses the potential underlying biomechanical imbalances that can lead to injury and corrects it.