Lacrosse Injuries to the Foot and Ankle

Running and side to side cutting makes lacrosse players susceptible to foot and ankle injuries. Lacrosse athletes should consider the following risks:

Inversion ankle sprains may damage ankle ligaments, and might be accompanied by peroneal tendon injuries and fractures.

Fractures of the ankle or metatarsals, or Lisfranc fractures may take players out of the game, and in some cases require surgery.

Overuse and stress on the foot and ankle can result in heel pain (plantar fasciitis), Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis, stress fractures or posterior tibial tendonitis (PTTD). Children and adolescents are particularly prone to developing calcaneal apophysitis.