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Lace Bite

Lace bite is particular to hockey and is marked by pain that can stretch from the front of your lower leg and ankle to your toes, across the top of your foot. It’s usually the result of inflammation and aggravation of the tendon that connects your tibia to your big toe. This tendon is important …

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High Ankle Sprains

When an athlete rolls his or her ankle, the resulting injury is called an inversion sprain. Another type of sprain is known as a high ankle sprain which are common to hockey players. These injuries occur slightly above the ankle to the tendons that attach the lower leg bones (tibia and fibula) to the ankle. …

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Sesamoiditis

Sesamoiditis is an inflammation of the sesamoid bones in the ball of the foot and the tendons they are embedded in. It’s usually caused by overuse, especially by dancers, runners and athletes who frequently bear weight on the balls of their feet.

Metatarsal Fractures

These are breaks in the long bones that lead up to the toes can occur simply by an opponent or another player stepping on a player’s foot.

Fifth Metatarsal Fracture

Dancer’s Fracture or fifth metatarsal fracture is often the result of landing awkwardly on the outside portion of the foot or twisting the ankle.

Neuromas

Neuromas are a benign growth of nerve tissue which are also known as “pinched nerves”. The majority of these those who develop these growths are woman. There are several causes of neuromas but the one that is applicable to the subjects discussed here is repeated stress common to many sports and occupations. They often occur …

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Peroneal Tendon Strain

The two peroneal tendons in the foot run side by side behind the outer ankle bone. Peroneal tendon injuries may be sudden caused by trauma or develop over time due repetitive ankle motion and overuse. Players with higher arches are at risk for developing peroneal tendon injuries causing pain and swelling. Peroneal tears cause weakness …

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Avulsion Fracture

An avulsion fracture may occur when you sprain your ankle and the ligament or tendon pulls off a small piece of bone. You’ll experience sudden pain, swelling, bruising, and limited mobility.

Jones Fracture

The Jones fracture is common within professional basketball, diagnosed when players break the fifth metatarsal bone.

Bone Stress Injuries

Bone stress injuries are overuse injuries caused by repeated demanding activities that are transmitting weight onto bones. Running and jogging are examples of these types of activities. Often, athletes don’t allow for adequate recovery periods and as a result, the bones will be unable to withstand the ongoing stress. This results in localized bone pain …

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