Volleyball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
Volleyball requires repetitve jumping and side to side movements, thereby increasing the risk of foot and ankle injuries. Two main concerns for volleyball players are inversion ankle sprains and excessive training.
Inversion ankle sprains are a common volleyball injury and should be evaluated by Dr. Radovic to determine the severity of injury. Dr. Radovic will identify possible peroneal tendon injuries and fractures and develop a treatment plan. Fully treating and rehabilitating an sprain may prevent chronic ankle instability and future sprains.
Children and adolescents are at a higher risk of developing stress fractures, sesamoiditis, heel pain (plantar fasciitis), Achilles tendonitis, posterior tibial tendonitis (PTTD) and calcaneal apophysitis due to the repetitive impact from overuse and excessive training.