Can I injure my feet from overuse?

Foot and Ankle Injuries

Injuries to your feet and ankles are quite common and can even result from overuse.

In most cases, foot and ankle injuries don’t require immediate medical attention. That’s the good news. In fact, many injuries can be simply treated with rest, ice, splinting, and over-the-counter pain relief. But, if you still have symptoms after two days of self-treatment, or if the pain gets worse, you should get a doctor’s advice.

Reasons to see a doctor immediately:  a wound on your foot that does not heal or becomes infected.

Common Foot and Ankle Conditions

  • Ankle sprains
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Turf toe
  • Blisters, calluses and bunions
  • Fungal infections, such as athlete’s foot
  • Planters warts
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Runners toenail

Common Foot and Ankle Injuries

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Sprains and strains of the muscles, tendons and ligaments
  • Overuse injuries
  • Dislocations
  • Fractures
  • Avulsion fractures
  • Lacerations
  • Sesamoiditis
  • Neuritis
  • Contusions
  • Pediatric Growth Plate Disease, also known as Sever’s Disease

Contact our offices Laurel Foot & Ankle Center or Northern Virginia Foot & Ankle Associates and schedule an appointment today.

To learn more about treating foot and ankle injuries, go to Heel Pain Institute of America or Laurel Foot & Ankle Center or Northern Foot & Ankle Associates.



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