Injuries to your feet and ankles can happen at any time, whether you’re working, participating in your favorite sport, or just walking down the stairs. The most common foot and ankle injuries are:
•Strains and sprains: Far and away, the leading cause of ankle and foot injuries are sprains to your joints and muscle strains, which can range from mild to severe.
•Tendon issues: The intricate network of tendons in your feet and ankles endure a lot of wear and tear and may degenerate and weaken over time, leaving them prone to tearing and rupture.
•Fractures: There are 29 bones between your foot and ankle, some of which are incredibly small. A collision with first base, or even dropping something on your foot, can cause a fracture.
•Structural issues: While not technically an injury, a structural problem in your feet, such as high or low arches, can cause severe aggravation.
•Plantar Fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition where the band of tissue (ligaments) across the bottom of your foot tightens, especially overnight, causing stabbing pains throughout your foot and in your heels.