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Tennis Players and Big Toe Pain

Big toe pain can be a significant hurdle for competitive tennis players, impacting their performance and enjoyment of the game. This discomfort often stems from repetitive movements, such as pivoting, pushing off, and sudden stops, all of which put strain on the big toe joint. The condition, known as big toe arthritis or hallux rigidus, is characterized by stiffness, swelling, and pain in the joint at the base of the big toe. In tennis players, the constant lateral movements and high-impact footwork can exacerbate this issue. The pain can be particularly debilitating during serves, volleys, and quick direction changes on the court. To manage big toe pain, athletes may need to modify their training routines, wear supportive footwear, and use orthotic inserts. In severe cases, surgery may be necessary to alleviate symptoms and restore mobility. If playing tennis has caused pain in your big toe, it is suggested that you consult a podiatrist who can offer you effective treatment measures.

Sports related foot and ankle injuries require proper treatment before players can go back to their regular routines. For more information, contact Darline Kulhan, DPM of Scarsdale Foot Specialists PC. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Sports Related Foot and Ankle Injuries

Foot and ankle injuries are a common occurrence when it comes to athletes of any sport. While many athletes dismiss the initial aches and pains, the truth is that ignoring potential foot and ankle injuries can lead to serious problems. As athletes continue to place pressure and strain the area further, a mild injury can turn into something as serious as a rupture and may lead to a permanent disability. There are many factors that contribute to sports related foot and ankle injuries, which include failure to warm up properly, not providing support or wearing bad footwear. Common injuries and conditions athletes face, including:

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Fasciosis
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains

Sports related injuries are commonly treated using the RICE method. This includes rest, applying ice to the injured area, compression and elevating the ankle. More serious sprains and injuries may require surgery, which could include arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery. Rehabilitation and therapy may also be required in order to get any recovering athlete to become fully functional again. Any unusual aches and pains an athlete sustains must be evaluated by a licensed, reputable medical professional.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Scarsdale, NY . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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